Over Ksh 10 Million Disbursed to Women and Youths in Kandara Constituency
Over Ksh 10 Million Disbursed to Women and Youths in Kandara Constituency.
Kandara, September 10th 2018
Residents of Gacharage village in Kandara, Murang’a County on Monday benefited from government’s free services offered during a Huduma Mashinani Programme hosted in the area by the Ministry of Public Srvice, Youth and Gender Affairs. Services offered included: checking of blood sugar, blood pressure, registration with National Hospital Insurance Fund, applying for birth & death certificates, National Social SecuritySSF and Social services.
During the event, Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Prof Margaret Kobia disbursed cheques worth over Ksh 10 million to women and youth groups in the constituency. The funds were from National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF), Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF), and Women Enterprise Fund (WEF)
Earlier, the Cabinet Secretary launched the Sanitary Towel distribution to school girls in Murang’a County.
The CS flgged off a convoy of lorries ferrying more than 317,000 pads for Murang’a County, including 56,000 pads for girls in Kandara Constituency She hailed the Government for providing the towels to benefit girls in all public schools across the country, saying they have no reason not to excel in their studies as the days are gone when they skipped learning due to the mother nature of their bodies.
The CS stated that the government, through her Ministry, is focusing on ensuring that every child including girls attends school without fail.
“It is for this reason that the government started the program that we are launching to this school and others in the country to ensure that no girl child in public school across the country misses a day in school,” she noted.
Addressing the residents, CS Kobia said the government has prioritized women empowerment and gender equality and has invested enormous resources to the welfare of women.
“This is in recognition of the important role Kenyan women play in our development,” Prof Kobia stated.
On Huduma Mashinani program, the Cabinet Secretary stated that it’s objective is to make it easier and faster for citizens to access these and other civic education services.
She encouraged the Affirmative funds recipients to ensure they repay back so as to allow other Kenyans access the loans to uplift their welfare.
Prof Kobia was accompanied by MPs Alice Wahome (Kandara), Martha Wangare (Gilgil), Eve Obara (Kabondo Kasipul), Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Waithera wa Maua (Maragwa), Eng Nduati (Gatanga) among other local leaders.
Later the CS addressed teachers and students of St. Mary’s Rwegetha Secondary School in Kandara constituency.
She appealed to the students to maintain discipline in order to excel in their National exams.