• April 16, 2024
  • Last Update April 16, 2024 5:24 PM
  • Nairobi

Raila Pledges to Reintroduce Ministry of State for Development of Northern Kenya

ODM Party leader Raila Odinga has continued his presidential campaign after he toured North Eastern Kenya, as he seeks to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.

The ODM leader on Monday October4 ,2021, met with leaders from North Eastern Kenya while attending the Azimio La Umoja convention in Garissa Town.

During the meeting the former Prime Minister pledged to reintroduce the Ministry of State for Development of Northern Kenya and other Arid lands.

Earlier, Odinga had breakfast with leaders from the North where reminded them of the hard times the region has gone through and assured them that he will ensure more funds are allocated to the ministry to ensure the growth of North Eastern, if he is elected president.

Odinga also promised members of the County Assemblies from the region that he will continue pushing for increment of the money remitted to counties from 15% to 35 per cent.

He promised to create an environment that will support the establishment and growth of businesses in the region.

“I will create a toll free youth center to have youths call and air their issues with government anytime of the day,” he assured the residents.

“We will revamp and empower the youth one stop shops to help curb the use of drugs and other vices among the youth and provide women with opportunities to earn a living, support them to do business and grow,” he stated.

“Kiongozi ambaye sisi tunatambua ni Raila Odinga. Na sisi tunataka kutembea na yeye na kufanya kazi pamoja,” CS Ukur Yatani stated and urged Kenyans to vote for Odinga .

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