Jubilee government reaches out to youths
A Jubilee party youth leader has urged the Gusii community to vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta during the repeat presidential election slated for October 26.
He said saying the party would promote national cohesion among Kenyans.
Addressing Daraja Mbili bodaboda operators in Kitutu Central Ward, Walter Nyambane urged the youth in the region to take advantage of opportunities arising from development projects to earn a living.
The renowned comedian challenged the youths to register companies and apply for government funds apart from the contracts and tenders offered by the county and national governments
He said Government Procurement opportunities (AGPO) has benefited close to 40,000 businesses and 200,000 people in supply chain and more businesses were targeted in the programme.
“I know the main challenge facing youths is unemployment but unfortunately, not all can get jobs in the public service hence they must take advantage of available opportunities like acquiring government tenders,’’ said Nyambane.
Nyambane urged politicians to give back to the society by supporting mentorship programmes for the youth to run enterprises.
He said the government is expanding youth empowerment programmes through provision of low interest loans to youth owned enterprises to enable them to grow their businesses. He said sh. 42.8 million has been awarded to youths, women and people with disabilities.
According to Nyambane, the government intends to establish a youth Development Council to coordinate all youth activities and facilitate training, skills building and mentoring to link them with emerging internships and job opportunities.
By Brian Nyaberi /Jane Naitore