MP urges Youth sports teams to form companies
15 March 2016, 13:14
Nairobi - Sports teams have been urged to register and form organizations to enable them benefit from various government sponsored devolved funds.
Nyeri County MP Priscilla Nyakabi said by forming such organizations, the teams can acquire the 30 percent rule that guarantee youth preferential treatment in procurement of various government contracts and tenders.
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Speaking at Othaya Stadium during a County Volleyball tournament finals, Nyokabi said the recently released funds under the Affirmative Action Social Development Fund (AASDF) would rope in among other funds that the government had created to uplift the living standards of Kenyans.
“We recently received some cash under the AASDF and which we intend to use to assist our community uplift their economic status. We have already given some groups cash and today we are witnessing a volleyball tournament for teams from all over the county,” she said as she presented various prizes to the winning teams.
She disclosed that the affirmative Action fund is also supporting young people in the county with studio equipment to enable them record music and other performing arts free of charge.
After the two-day tournament, Tetu Sub-County emerged the winner in the male category after beating Mathira three sets to one while Mathira Constituency was declared the winner in the female category after beating Othaya three sets to zero.
The winners received a county trophy, uniforms, balls and cash prizes.
Sixteen teams participated in the tournament that was officiated by the Volleyball Association of Kenya, Nyeri County officials.
Nyokabi said her office was liaising with other sporting activities officials so as to organize such tournaments as a way of nurturing talents.
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