Non-compliant ministries, State Corporations face budget cuts: Waita

State House Chief of Staff and Head of the President's Delivery Unit
Nzioka Waita, State House Chief of Staff and Head of the President's Delivery Unit

The government on Wednesday warned all Ministries and State Corporations of budget cuts if they do not upload tender details on the State portal as required.

Taking to Twitter, State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita further issued a stern warning saying that the non-compliant ones will face serious administrative action.

“Great progress made on improving transparency on procurement. All ministries & state corporations who are yet to comply with the executive order on the publication of tenders on will face serious administrative action including budget cuts,” he said.

The executive order on the publication of tenders was issued in September 2018.

The directive required all State Corporations and Ministerial Departments to disclose their procurement dealings publicly under the Treasury managed portal, this in a view to root out graft through procurement which has overtime grown to  represent a major gateway to the loss of State funds.

President Kenyatta added that the portal will help create accountability because Kenyans will be able to see the processes followed in awarding of tenders.

The Head of State urged the officers to know that Kenyans expect them to be guardians of public resources and assured Kenyans that the renewed war against corruption will go on.

The portal allows for the disclosure of all tenders which includes the listing of suppliers and cost of inputs.

The National Treasury had meanwhile created the portal and began its operations in July 2018.

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