By Hopkin Reporter
In recent times, there has been a surge of enthusiasm surrounding the government’s initiative to train 4000 contractors. However, a closer examination raises questions about the feasibility and financial implications of such an ambitious program.
Assuming each contractor secures a modest Ksh 2 million job annually, yielding a profit of 300k, the cumulative budget required for this initiative would skyrocket to 8 billion per year. This figure prompts a critical inquiry into whether such a substantial allocation aligns with our current budgetary constraints.
Proponents may argue that trained contractors could tap into opportunities beyond our borders, yet skeptics question the assumption that other counties are in dire need of additional contractors. This skepticism challenges the narrative that training 4000 contractors will seamlessly translate into widespread employment and economic growth.
The concern goes beyond the immediate budgetary strain; it delves into the efficacy of the initiative and whether it genuinely addresses the needs of the construction sector. Is the training tailored to meet the diverse demands of the industry, or does it risk creating a surplus of inadequately skilled contractors?
In the pursuit of progress, transparency and a thorough cost-benefit analysis are imperative. As citizens, it is our right to question the rationale and financial prudence of initiatives that impact our economy. Only through such scrutiny can we ensure that grand promises do not devolve into mere PR stunts, leaving the real issues unaddressed.
“What is the significance of this training?? County tenders nowadays are impossible to get. Initially, any qualified contractor could get the tender and part with 0-10%. But of late, the county staff award themselves the tenders”, Hopkin Delivers.