By YOANA KIMWELE.
Kitui County Celebrated the Graduation of 4000 Contractors, Pioneering a New Era in Development and Economic Empowerment”
A significant milestone was achieved today as 4000 contractors, trained by the County Government of Kitui in collaboration with the NCA, graduated.
Governor Dr. Julius Malombe highlighted the diversity among the graduates, with 2000 fresh potential contractors and 2000 already registered with NCA, including PWDs, women, youth, and men above 50.
The training covered essential aspects such as business company registration, IFMIS skills, project execution from inception to completion, and delivering quality work as per specifications.
Governor Malombe emphasized the competitive edge gained by the contractors, enabling them to engage formally with government institutions, the private sector, and financial partners nationwide.
Acknowledging the pivotal role of contractors in community development, Governor Malombe expressed his commitment to poverty alleviation in Kitui. The initiative aligns with the 16-sector development agenda for Kitui, marking a significant step forward.
The Governor urged contractors to actively participate in modern tendering, encouraging them to bid not only for county projects but also with national government agencies such as KURA, KERRA, KWS, and the State Department of Housing. Emphasizing sustainability, he assured prompt payments for successfully completed tenders.
NCA Executive Director Eng. Maurice Akech commended Kitui County for its pioneering engagement with NCA in 2014, noting it as a rare opportunity and the first in the country during the third term of devolution.
The collaboration underscores the commitment to empowering individuals and laying the foundation for a robust and competitive economy.
This initiative, according to Governor Malombe, not only addresses ignorance and individual empowerment but also contributes to building a resilient and competitive economy.