The Kakamega government will assist contractors who do not have funds to get money from banks to fulfil their contract agreement.
Governor Wycliffe Oparanya asked contractors who have financial difficulties to write officially to the county government requesting for support.
"The county government will write letters of undertaking to banks so that they can finance the contractors as a way of capacity building for the local contractors," he said.
Oparanya said it would be unfair for local contractors to be locked out of county jobs because of lack of adequate funds.
He was speaking in his chambers during a quarterly meeting between contractors and the county government on Tuesday afternoon.
Oparanya said the second phase of road tenders will be awarded this week.
He said contractors who won tenders in the first phase will not be awarded new ones in the second phase.
Oparanya said the county government will arrange for payment of 20 per cent mobilisation fees to contractors who won tenders without funds to begin their work.
He advised the contractors to form a consortium to be able to buy heavy machinery for their work.
Oparanya said Midland Construction is the only one hiring out machinery in the county.
He said the county government will arrange for payment of 20 per cent mobilisation fees to contractors who won tenders without funds to begin their work.
Some contractors complained that the awarding of tenders was biased.
They said they have never won a single tender despite them bidding every time they are advertised.
But Oparanya said the tender committee is the one responsible for awarding tenders and not him.