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Korean Ambassador pays courtesy call to CS Kobia
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Kenya, Mr Young Dae Kwon, paid a courtesy call to the Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Prof. Margaret Kobia, at her Harambee House office.
Prof. Kobia launches a Steering Committee for this year’s International Youth Day
A steering committee to spearhead the planning for the commemoration of this year’s International Youth Day (IYD) has been launched.The commemoration of the celebrations to be marked on the 12th of August, 2018
Homa Bay County Youths to benefit from Affirmative Funds
Hon Shebesh launches a Youth Training Programme for Homa Bay County youths, sponsored by the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF), at the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) headquarters in Nairobi.
Kenya Girl Guides Association marks World Thinking Day celebrations
Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Prof. Margaret Kobia, joined the First Lady Mrs. Margaret Kenyatta who presided over the Kenya Girl Guides Association World Thinking Day Celebrations, at All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi.
Swearing of Cabinet Secretaries at statehouse
HE Hon.Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H. President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander In Chief of the Defence Forces and the Cabinet Secretaries including Prof.Margaret Kobia at the statehouse on the swearing in day
HE and the leadership of the Ministry
HE Hon.Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H. President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander In Chief of the Defence Forces With the leadership of the Ministry during the National Youth Service Recruits passing-out parade at the National Youth Service College, Gilgil on 16th February, 2018

Support NYS-YEP programme, Taveta February 17, 2017.

Support NYS-YEP programme,
Taveta February 17, 2017.
Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Mrs. Sicily Kariuki has dismissed allegations being spread by critics of the National Youth Service (NYS) Youth Empowerment Program terming them as false and malicious.
The CS told the critics to stop introducing politics in the programme and instead support it as the intention is to benefit unemployed youth across the country.
Advising the critics to desist from their unwarranted criticism, the CS said, “This programe is one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s brainchild and the government’s flagship project aimed at achieving vison 2030”.
“Let me put it clear to them that this is not just any other normal project, but one which has the face of the country with a long lasting impact to the beneficiaries,” asserted CS Kariuki.
Revealing the benefits of the program to the jubilant residents of Taveta when she officially launched the program at the Evangelical Lutheran Church grounds, CS Kariuki informed the 900 cohorts that they will earn over Ksh56 million in the six months operational period.
The Cabinet Secretary added that Ksh15 million will be saved through their SACCOs thus enabling them to enter the world of business after completion citing agri-business, poultry and fish farming as potential fields to venture into.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Kariuki encouraged the ecstatic cohorts and women to take advantage of the Affirmative Action Funds to realize their dreams.
Appealing to the youth cohorts to be role models to the community, Mrs. Kariuki urged them to adhere to the slogan, “True to self, True to Country” to maintain discipline.
The jubilant crowd who followed keenly her address was excited to hear that by the end of the program, the cohorts will be involved into various services including de-silting water pans, sinking boreholes and vector control programmes
“Do not allow politics to disrupt it and also refuse to be used by politicians to cause chaos. I urge you to always use the laid down procedures to solve amicably any differences that may occur during the course of service,” CS Kariuki advised.
The beneficiaries of the Affirmative Action Fund from the sub-county stunned those in attendance by their success stories from their investments.
During the function, CS Kariuki disbursed over Ksh.18 million to various youth and women groups from the sub-county. The cheques were from Youth Enterprise Development Fund, Women Enterprise Fund and Uwezo Fund.
Later, she also distributed relief food to mitigate effects of famine and directed the administration to ensure the needy families benefited from the aid which included 500 bags of maize, 300 bags of rice, 110 bags of beans and 50 cartons of cooking fat.
During the events, CS Kariuki was accompanied by Parliament deputy majority leader, Mrs. Naomi Shaban who is also the area MP, Gender PS Zeinab Hussein, Social Protection PS Susan Mochache, NYS Deputy Director General Captain Sam Muchuki and CEOs of Affirmative Funds among other government and local leaders.

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