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Disabled at periphery of opportunities - 8 months ago, 10 Aug 19:45

Harum M. Hassan

Last year the Treasury released a report showing a total of 45,045 public tenders had been awarded to local enterprises owned by youth, women and disabled persons.

Out of this 6.6 per cent or 2,956 enterprises are owned by disabled persons with women owning 25,549 and youth leading with 39,681.

This report further indicated of the Sh50.1 billion worth of tenders government awarded between 2014-2017 to the enterprises of these disadvantage groups, disabled persons’ (pwds) enterprises ‘bagged’ Sh1.3 billion (2.6 per cent), youth Sh22.2 billion and women led with Sh26.6 billion.

The report was tracking the implementation of the 30 per cent local access to government procurement opportunities (AGPO) in this period.

In 2013 President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the procurement laws be amended to allow 30 per cent of contracts to be given to the youth, women and disabled persons without competition from any quotas.

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