The government yesterday invited bids for the supply of laptops to pupils after the first attempt was rocked by procurement scandals.
ICT Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said firms found to be engaging in procurement fraud in the tenders will be stopped from doing business in the country.
“We have considered very harsh penalties with the help of the Attorney-General, (and) we will take a tough stance on applicants making the process scandalous,” said Dr Matiang’i at a press briefing Friday to unveil the logo of the new “Digital Learning Programme”.
To avoid procurement woes, the government wants only public institutions with the ability to create local assembly lines to participate in the Sh17 billion laptop project.
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Originally posted 2015-09-05 16:30:32.