Ministry directive to schools on rice purchases

Ministry directive to schools on rice purchases

RE: PROCUREMENT OF RICE FOR FOOD AND RATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

His Excellency the President’s directive on 14th January, 2020 that the  Kenya National Trading Corporation should purchase all the excess rice from Kano Plains and Mwea for onward selling to Disciplined Forces, Prisons Services and public  schools.

This is in compliance with the Government policy of Buy Kenya Build Kenya as provided for in Section 155 of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act of 2015.

In fulfillment of this Policy, it is brought to your  attention that  all public primary and secondary boarding schools are  advised  to comply  with the Buy Kenya, Build Kenya as provided  by Law by purchasing their  rice for consumption from the Kenya National Trading Corporation.

The Kenya National Trading Corporation has given its assurances that rice  is available to Government  procuring entities from  KNTC Depots in Nairobi, Kisumu,  Eldoret, Wote, Meru, Nakuru,  Kitale  and Karatina.    Additionally, the Corporation is able to service several institutional orders as other orders are being processed.

Details  of  the Circular SB/080/2019-2022  including regional price list, rice specifications and contact details are hereby attached.

The same  information may be accessed on the KNTC or Ministry websites  www.kntc.co.ke and www.transport.go.ke respectively.

Dr. Belio R. Kipsang, CBS

PRINCIPAL SECRETARY

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