Government agencies will now have to give priorities to firms that have assembly plants in Kenya when procuring motor vehicles and motorcycles.
This directive given by Treasury CS Henry Rotich during the reading of the 2019/2020 budget will be effective as from July 1, 2019.
According to the CS, the new policy will require that all government vehicles be procured only from local assembly plants.
“This will go a long way in inspiring the growth of local auxiliary industries and enterprise and to create employment opportunities for the youth,” said Rotich.
The CS said the government will introduce credit cards for state officials local and foreign travel in a bid to control expenditure.
“Employees of the government will be issued with pre-loaded cards that will be used officially only and for subsistence allowance,” said the CS.
The government also plans to introduce a fuel card on all its departments to cut down on cost and increase efficiency.
I propose to reduce excise duty on motor vehicles that are fully powered by electricity to 10 percent