TVET Principals asked to award 30% of contracts to disadvantaged groups

Auditor General, Nancy Gathungu

Principals and Board of Directors of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions should reserve 30 percent of institutional contracts for women, youth, people with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups, a senior officer in The Office of Auditor General, Peter Wambugu, has said.

Speaking at Rift Valley National Polytechnic during the KATTI South Rift and North Rift regions’ training on Public Finance Management and Audit of TVET institutions, Wambugu said that it was the responsibility of the institutions’ management to implement the directive as espoused in the 2010 Constitution.

Wambugu also said that Principals should consider the neighbouring community when seeking suppliers of goods and services to the institutions.

The Officer noted that this will help to create more opportunities for the minority groups and uplift their economic status.

“In addition to the awarding of contracts to disadvantaged groups, all regulations governing the procurement process must also be followed,” he said.

By Peter Otuoro

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