Women Entrepreneurs in the country decry stringent restrictions in bidding for government tenders and contracts which has failed their enterprises and left tenders to only big bidders.

Under their Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association, they highlight a number of bottlenecks which include formalization of their enterprises, technicalities in the bidding processes, taxation jargons, and delayed payments among others.

During their meeting today, women entrepreneurs led by Regina Nakayenga ask government to reserve 30% of the contracts for their firms to allow local businesses excel.

Moses Ojambo the Director Capacity Building and Advisory Services at government’s Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) says government has initiated moves to iron out the said challenges.

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