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eprocurementWomen, youth and persons with disability can now apply easily for Government contracts following successful training of more than 4,000 suppliers by the National Treasury in all the 47 counties. This is expected to help them take advantage of regulations requiring government agencies to set aside 30 percent of all contracts for business owned and run by the youth, women and persons with disabilities.

collaborative kenya logo2Kenyans working abroad sent home Ksh11 billion last month, an amount which can make a huge impact in the economy.

The diaspora community at a conference urged the government to set up fund to shield them from foreign currency losses incurred when sending money to increase the inflows which have been growing in the recent years.

world bankThe World Bank has lauded Kenya for strengthening public participation to boost service delivery in the public service.

A senior development specialist at the Bretton Woods institution, Mr. Christopher Finch, said public participation stands to accelerate growth in national and county governments, especially in previously neglected areas.

1 2Kenya’s 2014 foreign direct investment almost doubled, growing by 95.84 percent to Ksh99.63 billion from Ksh50.87 billion in 2013.
According to latest figures from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the country ranked 136 out of 189 countries in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report for the period to June 2014.