Kitui county government has released Sh1.275 million to empower self-help groups in Kitui Central Sub -County.
The empowerment funds are part of the county government’s strategy to help residents of the county to better their living standards.
The money was released for 21 registered groups drawn from all wards in Kitui Central Sub- County.
Addressing the press during the issuance of cheques to the groups in Kitui Central Sub- County on Monday, Governor Charity Ngilu said that her administration is devoted to ensuring that residents of the vast county are empowered.
Ngilu added that the county government will direct many resources to the residents to alleviate their living conditions.
”We want to ensure that all deserving groups benefit from this fund. My administration is keen to empower residents across the county through this allocation. It is my duty to support your businesses through such initiatives. I don’t want to see residents living very miserable lives. This government will mobilize resources at the county level and the national level to empower the common citizens,” Ngilu said.
The first-term governor noted that her administration has set aside close to Sh180m towards the project rolled across the county.
The County boss noted that the project will ensure the creation of many employment opportunities that would eventually change the economy of the semi-desert county.
The empowerment project in the county is targeting youth, women, and people living with disabilities.
She asked youth and people living with disabilities to form groups to benefit from the government project which has already transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands.
In addition, the governor asked youth in the county to seek affordable loans from government platforms such as Youth Funds and Uwezo Funds to fund their business ideas.
By Yobesh Onwong’a and Diana Syong’ombe