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Youth cautioned against Uwezo fund imposters

16 September 2013, 15:20 Wilshere

Nakuru - Nakuru County Women Representative Mary Mbugua has urged the youth to be cautious against imposters claiming to be registrars from the Uwezo fund.

Mbugua noted that a group of people have been reported to be going around the County claiming to be officials from the Uwezo and registering people illegally.

"There are some con men and women who have been moving around Nakuru County registering groups with fake promises of giving them money from Uwezo," she observed.

Speaking on Sunday during a church service in Nakuru town west, Mbugua said that the fund has only been launched but the money was yet to be released from treasury to the constituency development kitty.

She added that the government has not allowed anyone to conduct registration of groups saying the project is still at the National level. 

She also observed that members of parliament will announce in due course when the funds are received at the constituency level adding that beneficiaries should start forming groups and seek proper registration as outlined by law.

Mbugua also urged the youth not misuse the money by indulging in alcohol.

"The government really cares about the youth but it will be pointless if all the money will be spend on alcohol," said the Women Representative.

Mbugua further said that the three percent interest earned on from Uwezo fund is minimal and thus youth and women should take advantage of the same.

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