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Regulate public fundraisers, says Ruto

07 October 2013, 15:37 Wilshere

Nakuru - Nakuru County deputy governor, Joseph Ruto, has said there is a need to regulate public fundraisers in the County saying many people are abusing the initiative.

Ruto pointed that many people are now using the initiative to swindle the public of their money by putting it into unintended causes.

“We need to regulate this issue of public fundraisers because people have started abusing it instead of using the money to help the society,” he said.

Speaking to the media on Monday morning at his office, the deputy governor said that some people are using the fundraiser money to open personal businesses.

Ruto urged the public to be on the look for groups of people going around the County organising fundraisers in the name of County government.

“Our County government has not allowed anyone to conduct us any fundraising,” he cautioned.

At the same time, Ruto also called on the youths in the County to form groups in order for them to benefit from the Uwezo funds.

He noted that the Central government and County governments remain committed to help youths in the country urging the youths to take advantage of the funds.

He said the Uwezo fund is one of the strategies the government is using to fight poverty among the youth and thus the money should not be misused.

“This is money intended to help our young graduates joining the job market and that’s why the youths need to form groups to benefit from the fund,” he said.

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