NYS second phase in Lower Eastern will benefit 2,700 youths, says CS Sicily
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.
Public Service CS Sicily Kariuki when she launched the Youth Empowerment Programmes in Kitui South, Makueni and Machakos on Monday