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Uhuru issues ultimatum to government agencies without e-procurement system

President during the launch of e-procurement  in August
President during the launch of e-procurement in August

Head of parastatals who fail to implement the Government electronic procurement system have until next week to do so or risk losing their jobs.

The ultimatum was issued by president Uhuru Kenyatta who was speaking during the launch of the launch of the Integrated Population Registration System (IPRS) at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

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“The heads of all government agencies who do not abide by that directive will be held individually accountable for their failure. This must happen,” he said.

“Kenyans need to have confidence that government tenders are managed transparently, prudently and fairly,” he added.

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The e- procurement system was launched last year to curb incidents of graft as well as to ensure there was no favoritism in award of public tenders that are usually highly contested as they amount to billion of shillings.

Last week, the President directed cabinet secretaries; principal secretaries and chief executives officers of government to ensure all agencies adopted the online platform in two weeks.

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Susan Mwenesi
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