Women and youth groups to no longer pay management fees for tenders

“No more management fees for tenders awarded to women and youth groups in Taita Taveta,” Governor Granton Samboja has ordered.

Speaking today in his Wundanyi office when he held a meeting with DaWaRoCo, a women group from Wundanyi, Governor Granton Samboja applauded the group’s initiative to explore the 30% tender rule that saw them secure an award to construct the Mariwenyi – Mbambarenyi water projected at a cost of 1.3M, a project that will serve at least 1,500 households.

The Governor has assured contractors and suppliers that his administration has laid enough mechanisms to make sure payments are done for projects and supplies made before the closure of 2018-2019 financial year.

“We knew there was a budget when we were advertising for these tenders therefore payments should be done once projects are complete as well as supplies made. I hereby put on notice relevant officers from various departments who have chosen to frustrate contractors and suppliers by not processing their payment documents in good time.” Said Governor Samboja.

Members of the DaWaRoCo Investment group during the meeting with the governor.

The group chairperson Damaris Wakio has called upon women groups from across the county to bid for tenders advertised by the county government assuring them that once projects are completed within the 90 days stipulated by law, the county government will pay.

She called upon the County Assembly to approve the County Alcoholics Drinks Control and Licensing Amendment Bill 2018 saying this will go a long way in stemming the growing drinking problem in the county.

“If we won’t fight the illicit brew in this county, most of these youths will never bid for the tenders that this administrations is expecting to direct them to special groups. It’s our prayer that the County Assembly will fast track the County alcoholic drinks control and licensing amendment bill 2018 and this will as go a long way to rescue marriages which will soon break as a result of men not being responsible,” She Said.


In the coming 2019-2020 financial year, all departments in the county government of Taita Taveta are expected to ensure the 30% tender rule is adhered to.

Officials present in the meeting were; Gasper Kabaka (CECM – Water and sanitation), Getrude Shuwe (CECM – Lands, mining, environments and natural resources), Silvanus Mwakoma (CCO – youth, sports and culture), Reuben Ngeti (CCO – Lands, mining, environments and natural resources), Justus Singi (CCO – Water and sanitation) among others.

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