NYS sec­ond phase in Lower East­ern will ben­e­fit 2,700 youths, says CS Si­cily

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Some 2,700 youth will reap ben­e­fits from the sec­ond phase of the NYS projects in Lower East­ern.

The Youth Em­pow­er­ment Pro­gramme is part of the NYS project. It was launched on Monday by Youth and Gen­der Af­fairs CS Si­cily Kar­iuki in Ki­tui South, Makueni and Machakos con­stituen­cies.

She said the pro­gramme will fo­cus on in­fra­struc­ture and en­vi­ron­ment projects. “We’ll be work­ing on ac­cess roads and the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of a dam to im­prove wa­ter sup­ply,” Kar­iuki said at Kasikeu Boys School.

“We’ll also have youth in en­vi­ron­ment man­age­ment with re­spect to keep­ing roads and town cen­tres clean,” she said.

Kar­iuki was with MPs Rachel Kaki and Regina Ndambuki.

The pro­gramme will be rolled out in 15 more coun­ties in two weeks.

Also set to gain from the pro­gramme are women work­ing with the Huduma Kitchen Pro­gramme.

The CS dis­bursed more than Sh12 mil­lion un­der the Af­fir­ma­tive Ac­tion Fund to 2,154 res­i­dents in Ki­tui , Makueni and Machakos.

She said women and youth who make up more than 70 per cent of the coun­try’s pop­u­la­tion face prob­lems in get­ting jobs. Kar­iuki urged peo­ple with dis­abil­ity to take ad­van­tage of the op­por­tu­ni­ties pre­sented.

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Pub­lic Ser­vice CS Si­cily Kar­iuki when she launched the Youth Em­pow­er­ment Pro­grammes in Ki­tui South, Makueni and Machakos on Monday

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