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Migori County launch Masingira Programme to empower youth

Migori County launch Masingira Programme to empower youth

Migori,

Thursday, April 18, 2024

KNA by Geoffrey Makokha

Migori County has launched a Masingira Youth Programme to empower them economically.

Speaking during the launch of the programme at the Migori Green Stadium, Migori Deputy Governor Joseph Mahiri said the Programme planned to support 400 youths across the County.

He said the programme aimed at engaging the youth in town cleaning, environmental conservation and climate change.

Mahiri said that the initiative would be an annual programme with a long term goal of recruiting 1.2 million youths by the end of 2027.

He disclosed that the County would soon launch other programmes in the agricultural and education sectors to empower youth economically to steer the work force of the county.

“We will soon launch the youth agricultural extension service officers that will help our farmers in the agricultural, livestock and blue economic spaces to make our county food secure,” noted Mahiri.

Osewe Collins, a Member of the County Assembly for North Kamagambo and Committee Member for the Environment said that the County Assembly had passed the Youth Policy to empower the county youths; with the Masingira Youth Programme being one of such initiatives.

Osewe disclosed that Youth Policy would engage youths in entrepreneurship and governance-related projects to shape the talents and skills that youth possess.

The County Legislator also added that other passed policies like Climate Change have placed the youth at the centre stage to engage them in environmental conservation mechanisms.

Osewe explained that the Masingira Youth Programme will act as a catalyst in propelling future county programmes to ensure that the County youths benefit from their economic development to empower the growth of the county.

Courtesy; KNA

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