Local Contractors Urged to Sharpen Skills to Be Competitive

By Peterson Tumwebaze

Lack of financial capacity and skilled personnel have continued to deny local contractors the opportunity to win public tenders. The Ministry of Infrastructure says this is the main reason local firms miss juicy government deals. Most of the big projects by government and the private sector are awarded to Chinese and other foreign contractors.

James Musoni, the Minister for Infrastructure, advised the local companies to quickly fix capacity gaps and become more competitive and qualify for government jobs.

Musoni, who was speaking during the national engineer's forum organised by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Rwanda Engineers Council, said local contractors lack the competence and capacity to handle big projects.

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