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Rachel Ruto urges women to apply for public procurement

28 January 2014, 12:42 Joseph Njung’eh

Nairobi - Women should not have fear when competing for public procurement jobs, Deputy President William Ruto’s wife, Rachel Ruto has said.

Rachel lamented that most women prefer opportunities offered on a silver platter without any competition or struggle.

She said women need to change the mentality that procurement jobs are just reserved for men, companies and experienced persons.

Speaking in Nyeri town, Rachel asked women to be fearless, take challenges and convert them to opportunities of job creation and income generation.

She further urged the government to train women and youth on application of tenders as well as registration of companies.

She lauded the new constitution dispensation for giving women and youth equal opportunities in leadership and public appointments.

“The 30 percent requirement in public jobs and appointments is an achievement to the society,” said Rachel.

She however advised women in groups (Chamas) to prioritize drafting of group's constitution before opening doors to new members.

Rachel made the remarks at Consolata Cathedral Catholic Church hall during the launch of the Table-Banking programme.

Speaking at the same meeting, Nyeri Cunty MP, Priscillah Nyokabi stated that due to scarcity of land, large scale farming is currently hard since most families are extended.

“Our farms are small. We need projects that can work effectively in our small pieces of land including poultry and passion fruit farming projects,” said Nyokabi.

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