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Daily Nation : February 27th 2014
24 | County News MOMBASA Port tenders up for grabs, youth told BY NATION CORRESPONDENT Young people have been urged to apply for tenders at the port instead of constantly complaining about a shortage of jobs. The youth should take advantage of the Uwezo Fund that allowed groups to acquire loans to start businesses, Kenya Ports Authority chairman Danson Mungatana said yesterday. “You should join the busi- ness class by applying for tenders not just at the port but in all government departments,” Mr Mungatana said. He was reacting to requests by the county committee for equal opportunities for him to offer tenders at the port to the youth. Committee chairman Hud- son Karume said tenders to supply basic requirements should be awarded to the young people. But the KPA chairman said the youth would only benefit if they involved themselves in business. “Youth from this area have not benefited from the port despite it being in their county. You want me to consider them yet they have not shown any interest.” He said the port manage- ment would implement the President’s directive that 30 per cent of government tenders should go to the youth. MID-TERM BREAK | Students head home DAILY NATION Thursday February 27, 2014 BRIEFLY MOMBASA County to showcase tourist sites in Berlin Mombasa will be among 16 counties that will take part in the annual Berlin Tourism Bourse in Germany on March 5 to 9. The counties will showcase their unique products alongside the Kenya Tourism Board. County executive for Tourism Joab Tumbo said Mombasa will send five representatives led by deputy Governor Hazel Katana. KILIFI INVITATION TO TENDER JACOB OWITI | NATION Maseno School students take refreshments after arriving in Kisumu yesterday on their way home for the half-term break. The students will return to school on Monday. TENDER NO. DESCRIPTION KGN-PROC-03-2014 Pre-qualification of Suppliers of Fuels, Lubricants and Coolants for KenGen Vehicles and Power Stations KGN-PROC-04-2014 Pre-Qualification of Providers of Machining Services KGN-HR-01-2014 Prequalification for Supply of Uniforms, Protective Clothing & Footwear (RESERVED FOR YOUTH WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITY) KGN-ADM-03-2014 Pre-Qualification for Supply of Office Furniture and Equipment (RESERVED FOR YOUTH WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITY) KGN-GT (EMB)-012014 KGN-SONDU-012014 KGN-SONDU-022014 KGN-SONDU-032014 KGN-WH-TURK-032014 Tender for Supply of Cooling Water Pump for Embakasi Gas Turbine 2 Tender for Supply, Delivery, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Assorted Pumps for Sondu-Miriu and Sang’oro Power Stations Tender for Design, Manufacture, Testing and Supply of One Set of Turbine Governor Servomotors (Hydraulic Cylinders) for Sondu Miriu Power Station Tender for Supply, Installation, Test & Commissioning of High Performance Standby Batteries & Accessories for Sondu-Miriu Power Station (MANDATORY SITE VISIT 7th March 2014 starting 10.00 a.m.) Tender for Rehabilitation & Relocation of Water Treatment Plant and Supply System at Turkwel Power Station (MANDATORY SITE VISIT 10th March 2014 and 11th starting 10.00 a.m.) KGN-OLK-14-2014 Tender for Supply of Cooling Tower Materials for Olkaria 1 Power Station KGN-OLK-16-2014 Tender for Supply of Auxiliary Spares for Olkaria I Power Station KGN-OLK-17-2014 Tender for Supply of Instrument Spares for Olkaria I Power Station (MANDATORY SITE VISIT 10th starting 10.00 a.m.) March 2014 KGN-GRD-01-2014 Tender for Supply of Geothermal Wellhead Equipment for Geothermal Resource Development (Gate Valves, Casing Head and Adaptor Flanges) KGN-GRD-02-2014 Tender for Supply of Spares Parts for Drilling Rigs (ZJ70 draw works, annular BOP 13 5/8, Kelly spinner, Air winch, Rotating control device, Rotary table, hydraulic station, power tongs & mud agitators) 20th March 2014 10.00 a.m. 20th March 2014 2.00 p.m. 19th 10.00 a.m. 19th 11.00 a.m. 19th 2.00 p.m. March 2014 March 2014 March 2014 BY DANIEL NYASSY @dnyassy firstname.lastname@example.org T Interested firms may obtain further information from the office of the Supply Chain Manager, Tel: (254) (020) 3666000, Fax: (254) (020) 3666200 Email: email@example.com c.c: firstname.lastname@example.org on normal working days beginning date of advert Where the tender document may be collected upon payment of a non-refundable fee of KShs.1,000.00 paid in cash or through a bankers cheque at any KenGen finance office. The document can also be viewed and downloaded from the website www.kengen.co.ke, and the Bidders who download the tender document from the website must forward their particulars immediately for records and any further tender clarifications and addenda. Downloaded copies are FREE Tenders accompanied by a security bond in the form and amount specified must be delivered in plain sealed envelope before the closing date to the following address: - Company Secretary, Legal & Corporate Affairs Director Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited, 7th Floor, Stima Plaza Phase III, Kolobot Road, Parklands, P.O. Box 47936, 00100, NAIROBI. Tenders will be opened soon after the closing time in the presence of the candidates’ representatives who choose to attend at Stima Plaza Phase III, Executive Committee Room, 7th Floor. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER he period within which importers and exporters can store their goods cost-free at the port of Mombasa might soon be reduced from nine to five days. This is attributed to im- proved cargo clearance as a result of improvement in facilities and a 24-hour operating schedule, according to Kenya Ports Authority managing director Gichiri Ndua. “Due to operational improve- ment and efficiency, we were able to reduce free cargo storage time from 15 days to nine and now we are considering reducing this further to five. We don’t need nine days as the average cargo stay is between three and four days,” Mr Ndua told members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) who were touring the port yesterday. He said the time taken to transport goods from the port to the Malaba border had also been greatly reduced from nine days to an average of 4.8 days. This will be cut further to three days. March 2014 CLOSING DATE 12th March 2014 10.00 a.m. 12th 11.00 a.m. 12th 2.00 p.m. 13th March 2014 10.00 a.m. 17th 10.00 a.m. 17th 2.00 p.m. 18th March 2014 10.00 a.m. 18th March 2014 11.00 a.m. 18th March 2014 2.00 p.m. March 2014 March 2014 March 2014 March 2014 MOMBASA | Fruits of improved efficiency Free storage time at port to be reduced Period to be cut from nine to five days due to faster clearance of cargo, says KPA boss He challenged East Afri- can states to take advantage of improved efficiency to export more goods through the port. “It’s sad that 85 per cent of cargo passing through Mombasa port comprises imports and only 15 per cent is export,” he said. About 22 million tonnes of cargo pass through the port daily. EALA Speaker and chair- person Margaret Ziwa said the region depended on the port and “the good performance of KPA will raise the confidence of the East African Community”. 22m ‘‘ Sh4m set aside for community projects A salt firm has set side Sh4 million for projects to uplift the youth. Krystalline Limited asked Marereni leaders to identify projects that will uplift the living standards of residents and they will fund them. Speaking after donating books worth Sh500,000 to Marereni primary, the firm’s founder KK Patel said a team will then vet the proposed projects. TURKANA Bhang traffickers get life jail terms Four people who admitted trafficking in 17kg of bhang valued at Sh340,000 were sentenced to life imprisonment. Before a Kakuma court were Samwel Ekal, Albert Lemu, Loreng Kongiro and Ekitela Ojore. They were also fined Sh1 million each. The were convicted of ferrying the drugs on November 25, 2013, at Kalobeyei trading centre in Turkana West sub-county. NANDI MCAs warned against fighting Nandi County Assembly The amount of cargo in tonnes that passes through the port daily members were yesterday warned against fighting in public and told to uphold the dignity of the House. Speaker Edwin Cheluget said action would be taken against members found fighting in public or within Assembly premises. Mr Cheluget asked MCAs who have issues to channel them to the committee of Powers and Privileges, which he chairs. BARINGO We don’t need nine days as the average cargo stay is between three and four days” KPA boss Gichiri Ndua Squatters query security boost More than 985 families bor- dering Lake Kamnarok Game Reserve in Kerio Valley have questioned the presence of wildlife rangers and police reservists in the area. The families have been facing eviction and have now written to the county government demanding an explanation on the presence of security agents and why a meeting with them was put off yesterday.
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