President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned government officials who fail to pay youth, women and persons with disability under the Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) on time will be sacked.
The AGPO law stipulates that 30 per cent of all government procurement be allocated to youth, women and people with disability.
“AGPO is now law. It is not a question of policy. I promise you will not hide or be transferred. You will leave and create opportunity for those who are willing to abide by the law,” said Uhuru during State House Youth Summit.
The Head of State pointed out the Government’s transformation agenda will not be achieved if young people are denied opportunities and are not mainstreamed in the empowerment initiatives.
“We must empower our young people today because if we don’t take advantage of this biggest single asset that we have as a nation, which is our young people today, we will have no future,” he said.
“This is a transformation that we need to see. And this transformation cannot just be about words, it has to be about action.”
The President also challenged Kenyans, including the media, to focus on projecting the country in positive light.