State un­veils new plan to sup­port young peo­ple who join job mar­ket ev­ery year

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

The national and county gov­ern­ments, donors, the pri­vate sec­tor and civil so­ci­ety groups have formed the Youth Sec­tor Work­ing Group to co­or­di­nate employment ini­tia­tives. The agency will be co-chaired by Agri­cul­ture CS Willy Bett and Ger­man Am­bas­sador Jutta Frasch. The Pub­lic Ser­vice min­istry will act as a sup­port sec­re­tariat. “We are all aware of the num­ber of youth com­ing into the labour mar­ket yearly. That is why the gov­ern­ment needs to de­sign strate­gies to cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties for them so that they can be en­trepreneurs in their own right and cre­ate jobs for fel­low youths,” Bett said. He spoke dur­ing the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the team yes­ter­day at Haram­bee House. Bett+ said the group’s im­me­di­ate task is to fi­nalise the Youth Em­pow­er­ment Strat­egy and fa­cil­i­tate wider pub­lic en­gage­ment on the National Youth Pol­icy re­view process and bring the process up to date.

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