Chief Administrative Secretary Hon. Rachel Shebesh on Thursday 16th July, carried out an inspection tour of the recently launched Phase two of the “ Kazi Mtaani” project in Mombasa County. The National Government project which is meant to engage jobless youth across the country in income-generating activities has seen more than 200,000 youth enrolled into the programme.
The National Youth Service, a state agency under the Ministry of Public Service and Gender is tasked with supervising the programme across the country.
The CAS carried out inspection visits at Ziwa la Ng’ombe in Nyali, Kaa Chonjo in Mvita and Bangladesh in Jomvu. She called on the youth to make proper use of the earnings for their economic empowerment.
Hon. Shebesh also held a meeting with Mombasa County Government officers led by the Deputy Governor H.E Dr.William Kingi to deliberate on Ministry projects within Mombasa County and other possible areas of collaboration between the Ministry and the County Government of Mombasa before presenting Affirmative Funds cheques namely Uwezo Fund, Women Enterprise Fund and National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) worth over Ksh 32 Million to various youth, women and People Living with Disability groups in Mombasa County.
Thereafter, the CAS presented dignity kits donated by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to school going girls drawn from Kisauni Sub County, Mombasa.
Speaking to the girls, Hon. Shebesh urged them to be vigilant and report any person who tries to lure them into sexual activity.
The dignity kits consist of sanitary pads, soap, underpants among other items meant to sustain the girls during the Covid 19 period.
The CAS was accompanied by Mombasa County Women Representative, Hon. Asha Hussein among other officials.