Mrs. Ruto calls for campaign to educate women on procurement process
Deputy President’s wife Mrs. Rachel Ruto has called for campaigns to educate women on public procurement process.
Mrs. Ruto expressed her dismay that a big number of women especially in rural areas are not aware of the Government’s directive requiring that 30 per cent of all procurement in public service be reserved to them.
Therefore, she challenge women to make use of opportunities availed to them by the Government in its affirmative action’s to empower them economically.
“I urge women to wake up and make use of the directive requiring 30 per cent of all procurement in the public service be reserved for women, youth and persons with disability,” said Mrs. Ruto
She called on all stakeholders to redouble their efforts towards promoting gender parity and improving the general welfare of women across the country.
Mrs. Ruto was addressing participants who attended a Workshop on Training Women from Joyful Women Organization in Public Procurement Procedures, held at Nobel Hotel, Eldoret Town.
She urged the participants to share the knowledge and skills they learned with fellow women so as to increase their income since it’s one of the big toolkit to repulse poverty from their midst.
“You should diffuse the knowledge and skill gained to fellow women out there to ensure many more of them benefits from economic opportunities available to us,”
Mrs. Ruto thanked facilitators from Kenya institute of Supplies Management and UN women for their invaluable contribution as Joywo’s partner in the training programme.
Later Mrs. Ruto presented a wheelchair and chicken incubator to Irene Chepkoech a member of Joywo organization. The donation was given by the Director of Petreshah Kenya Limited Mr. Peter Ngige.
Others who spoke during the ceremony were a representative of UN-Women, Banu Khan, CEO of JOYWO, Emily Ng’etich and Luke Obiri of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management.