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Malindi District Officer put to task by youths

28 May 2012, 11:33 Alloys Musyoka

Malindi district officer Josephine Njenga was put to task by youths on Saturday when she was told to state plans by the government to provide youths with jobs and sustain the economy of the area.


Specifically, the youths wanted to know what plans the government had put in place to do away with low season when tourist goes back to their home countries leaving many youths jobless as Hotels and many Villas are closed down.

Addressing Kilifi county Youths during a peace meeting organised by Kenyan Muslim Youths Alliance at Malindi county council, Salim Mlamba said the government should tell youths what plans they had to ensure that youths remain employed without depending fully on tourists.

"Can’t the governments come up with other economic activities to ensure that changes of tourist’s seasons in the region do not affect our economy?” he asked.

“Mostly Malindi being a tourist’s hub, experiences two seasons mainly known as low when tourist goes back to their home country and high when they come to the region for holidays,” he added.

He said many youths in the area depend mostly on tourists where they serve as tour guiders while others are employed in Hotels and Villas as they earn something to support their families during high season.

During low season however, thousands of youths are sent home and thus signaling an economical crisis in the area where others find themselves stealing according to Mlamba.

DO Njenga assured youths that the government was already planning to come up with industries in the area which will see many youths employed and curb economical problem experienced during low seasons when tourists goes back to their home countries.

She said already KES 300 billions are ready from Kenya Industrial Estates which will be used to construct factories in the area as well as additional KES 4.5 million from Economic Stimulus Program meant for constructing a cashew nut factory.


“We have all that money, the problem now is the land which has dispute but if the land dispute is resolved then that funds will be put to work and factories will be constructed here for the sake of youths,’ she assured youths.

DO Njenga pointed out that the government was focused on ensuring that youths are committed to creating job opportunities.

On the issue of security, she assured residents that provincial administration had come up with security committees in different levels in ensuring residents are secure.

“We have formed security committees from villages, sub-location, location, division and district to ensure that every body in the area is granted security,” she added.

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