Form groups, ap­ply for Bi­ashara Fund and cre­ate jobs, Kabogo urges Ki­ambu women and youths

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Ki­ambu Gover­nor William Kabogo on Satur­day urged the youth and women to form groups and ap­ply for the Bi­ashara Fund.

He said the fund has helped re­duce un­em­ploy­ment by 60 per cent since its in­cep­tion in Oc­to­ber 2014. Kabogo said Sh500 mil­lion has been dis­bursed to youth and women’s groups and the dis­abled. He spoke in Ruiru town.

“When I started the ini­tia­tive, my aim was to em­power our youth, women and dis­abled per­sons, to start busi­nesses and fight poverty. There are some youths out there with­out jobs, yet this money is ly­ing idle,” Kabogo said. “They should seize this noble chance and get the money to start ac­tiv­i­ties that will give them high re­turns.”

He said the county will reach more the Bi­ashara Fund cash to Sh1 bil­lion next year to in­crease ben­e­fi­cia­ries. “We want more peo­ple to ben­e­fit. This is the best way to zero rate poverty. I be­lieve res­i­dents have ideas they can use to gen­er­ate in­come. Ours is to give them fi­nan­cial help,” Kabogo said.

/JOHN KA­MAU

Gover­nor William Kabogo ad­dresses boda boda riders in Kiz­ito, Ruiru on Septem­ber 8

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