Cabinet Secretary, Prof. Margaret Kobia on Monday 26th October, 2020 presided over the launch of Boda Boda Safety Association Kenya (BAK) Women Chapter an Association that seeks to improve the welfare of Boda Boda women entrepreneurs through training on road safety, social-economic empowerment and security.
Prof. Kobia applauded the women who she noted have taken a bold step to venture into the motorcycle business which is perceived to be a male-dominated field. “I congratulate the women in Boda Boda business for taking a bold step to transform their lives for better by exploiting motorcycle business opportunities. We celebrate these hard-working women who have proved that they can work and excel in a male-dominated field,” she said.
Prof. Kobia commended the Boda Boda Safety Association (BAK) for the inclusion of women in the sector, “as the Ministry in-charge of gender affairs that advocates for equal opportunities for both men and women, I am pleased to see the inclusion of women in this growing sector,” she said.
The Cabinet Secretary committed to support the women entrepreneurs through Women Enterprise Fund loans to enable them to expand their businesses and appealed to them to support the government in fighting against Gender-Based Violence, Teenage pregnancies, Female Genital Mutilation, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leaders present during the launch included Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Innovation & Youth Affairs Nadia Abdalla, UNFPA Country Representative, Dr. Ademola Olajide, CEO Taxiye, CEO ICL Africa, Eve Maina, Chairperson BAK, Mr. Kevin Mubadi among other officials.
By Maurice Goga