We are proud to report that Four SMEs registered on APP and trained under the Credit Guarantee Scheme(CGS) project have been successfully awarded tenders from our partner, Tullow Kenya BV.
The four, Amailo Investment Company limited, Turkana Holdings Limited, Trimop limited and Kalapata Investment Company Limited have been awarded the contracts to supply light vehicles and crew buses in Turkana County.
The winners of the tenders are part of the 122 SMEs who were recruited onto the APP platform during the successful CGS project in Turkana County that was concluded in October last year. During the project 100 of the SMEs were trained on business compliance as well as financial and digital literacy and over 60% of them validated. Five SMEs also received loan facilities of up to $30,000 to help them deliver on contracts for Tullow Kenya BV and other organizations operating in Turkana.
“Winning this tender is great news at the beginning of the year. I am so excited and grateful to Invest In Africa for making this happen. Ever since I joined the African Partner pool platform, I have experienced and networked with many other SMEs from Turkana. Any SME who has not joined is missing out on what can be a life changing deal for them." -Penina Topole, Kalapata Investment Co. Limited.
Through the award of this tender the businesses will be directly offer services to the Tullow Kenya Turkana operations. At the moment the operations are focused on preparations for the Full Field Development (FFD) which is expected to commence upon a Final Investment Decision (FID) being reached.
This development reinforces the value of the work IIA is delivering to enhance local content profile for our Tullow Kenya BV around its acreage in Kenya. This further helps us to position ourselves in the market as the go-to growth and development partners for SMEs as well as support jobs to create employment opportunities
The commitment by Tullow Kenya BV and other Partners to provide tender opportunities with the over 2,000 SMEs on the platform will be key in helping us reach more SMEs and provide access to skills, markets and finance.