CS Alice Wahome, Hon. Harriet Chigai Urge Women In Construction To Fight For Their Share

CS Alice Wahome, Hon. Harriet Chigai Urge Women In Construction To Fight For Their Share
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CS Alice Wahome, Hon. Harriet Chigai Urge Women In Construction To Fight For Their Share

Women in Construction in conjunction with Africa Build Show Kenya held a stakeholders’ breakfast, a prelude to the Women in Construction Summit, which will be co-located with the Africa Build Show Kenya.

Themed “Tools for Change: Empowering Women with Skills, Resources & Sustainable Practices” and commencing on 16th to 18th July at KICC, this unique event aims to bridge talent and opportunity by connecting industry leaders, potential employers, partners, and exhibitors in the construction industry.

Speaking during the stakeholder’s breakfast, Lands CS, Hon. Alice Wahome has encouraged women to fight for their share in the construction industry.

CS Wahome noted that, only 15.4 percent registered contractors in Kenya are women, underscoring further the limited presence of female entrepreneurs and professionals in key decisions.

“We have agreed that before the summit, we hold a meeting for the women contractors and women professionals in this construction space so that they can participate in the affordable housing program and other government contracts. This will be an eye opener for them to understand our procurement processes” Implored  CS Wahome

Presidential Advisor on Women’s Rights Hon. Harriet Chigai noted that “From the conversation we have had this morning, we can see that women have a great potential. Women out here are very qualified but simply because they do not have the knowledge of where to find finance and the knowledge of what to do with the programs available, they are not able to up their potential. With summits like these, women are going to be educated and realize their full potential”

Women into Construction is an independent not-for-profit organization that promotes gender equality in construction.

They provide support to women wishing to work in the construction industry, and assist contractors to recruit highly motivated, trained women, helping to reduce skills gaps and create a more gender-equal work force.

Their vision is to be the construction industry’s organization of choice for women and contractors, and to change the face of construction, normalizing the position of women in the construction industry.

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