County Government urged to focus more on youths at the grassroots
17 May 2016, 21:13
Nairobi - County governments across the Country have been challenged to focus more on the youths instead of assisting only Women groups at grass roots level.
The Youths, Gender and Public service ministry said on Tuesday at a public function in Changamwe Mombasa that the youths are slowly being side lined despite the fact that they are facing numerous challenges in trying to improve their living standards.
Speaking at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Changamwe the Ministry’s Principal Secretary Zenab Hussein said that the Ministry is working towards ensuring that youths and Women groups across the Country are fully aware of different funds launched by Central government for them.
“We need to conduct public awareness campaign and civic education as well across the Country and especially at the Coast so as more youths and women can come forward to benefit from the funds” she said.
Zenab said that youths at the Coast have been lured into criminal and terror gangs because of idleness a situation which can only be eradicated through enabling the youths earn a living.
These are our youths why should we side line them, lets help them initiate their businesses so that they can earn a living and help their parents as well” she noted.
She has however appealed to the leaders in the region to focus more on implementing project that will benefit the youths as way of improving their living standard.
During the function, the Women Enterprise fund received 209 million shillings while the youths fund at the Coast received 99 million shillings, Uwezo fund received 246 million shillings from the Ministry while various women groups in the region received a total of 18.5 million shillings from the Ministry to start their income generating activities
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