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Kinoru Residents Sensitized on various Government’ s Financial Opportunities

 

Kinoru Residents Sensitized on various Government’ s Financial Opportunities

Kinoru, June 19, 2018

One of the key mandate of the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs is to enable vulnerable persons in the society to take part in their own development to build their capacity to actively participate in formal entrepreneur-ships.

It is in the basis of this factor, that the Affirmative Action Funds under the Ministry, conducted a sensitization course to wananchi at Kinoru Methodist Church grounds, on Tuesday.

The objective of the civic education is to enhance the economic opportunities for women, youth and persons with disabilities starting, formalising or growing their businesses.

The sensitization civic education sponsored by Women Enterprise Fund (WEF), Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF), Uwezo and National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF),was graced by Cabinet Secretary Prof. Margaret Kobia.

Participants were trained on how to access the affirmative loans, forming groups and exploring the business opportunities also had an opportunity to sample various products and services offers by the Funds at their exhibition stalls.

Participants were told true success stories by beneficiaries, among them Ms Josephine Munywoki from Changamwe, Mombasa, who has been appointed by WEF as roaming ambassadors of success stories, reminded the women that, “happiness of borrowing is to repay loans on time to benefit others and at the same time secure big funding”.

Addressing the participants, CS Kobia assured that she will dedicate her energy, time and resources allocated to her ministry to improve the welfare of wananchi and also to ensure the target of 1 million skilled youths is achieved so as to make agenda 4 of infrastructure is a success along the other Big Four.

Reiterating she will to do everything in her power to help deliver the Big Four development agenda, which is geared to create millions of jobs the country’s citizens , CS Kobia stated that women and youth will not be left behind in the transformation empowerment agenda.

Responding to a request by the County Woman Representative Hon.Kawira Mwagaza, CS Kobia said she will consult extensively so as to ensure a piece of land is allocated to build safe house for women and girls who suffer domestic violence from their spouses and female genital mutilation(FGM).

“We as the Ministry will do the necessary to ensure the allocated funds for safe house is spend as intended for as it is evident that we need more safe houses for victims of gender-based violence,” she affirmed.

She dismissed allegations of boy child being neglected saying that the Government has put elaborate measures to ensure no discrimination of any kind while improving on girl child welfare citing istribution of free sanitary towels.

Later, CS Kobia disbursed Ksh79.4 million from the Affirmative Funds whose CEOs were present to benefit women and youth groups in the County.

 

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