Public procurement to benefit youth in Kenya


'President Mwai Kibaki has directed that 10 per cent of all Government procurement be allocated to the youth so as to further empower them.


'President Kibaki, at the same time, directed the Attorney General and the Minister for Finance to remove the legal bottlenecks that hinder the youth from accessing Government contracts.'


'Noting that the Youth Enterprise Development Fund and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports could not deal with all youth issues single handedly, President Kibaki expressed the need for concerted efforts from all Government departments and the private sector.


'Consequently, the President asked all ministries to ensure they include youth focused targets in the performance contracts of all their departments.'


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