Lunga Lunga MP Khatib Mwashetani has urged women and youth in his constituency to form groups so as to benefit from the various government empowerment funds.
Mwashetani said the government is determined to empower the youth, women and the disabled in the society in a bid to reduce the rate of unemployment.
The MP said he will support women and youth empowerment projects and create awareness on how they could access money from the Uwezo fund, youth enterprise development fund and women enterprise development fund hence improve their socio-economic wellbeing.
“It is vital to give women and youth sufficient opportunities as they contribute towards the general betterment of the society,” he said.
He was speaking on Saturday at the Kanana area of Lunga Lunga Sub-county of Kwale County accompanied by the newly posted area Deputy County Commissioner Patrick Kimolo.
The MP graced the disbursement of Uwezo Fund cheques where twenty-two groups benefited from the kitty with six of them allocated Sh400, 000 each after they were able to repay their loans on time.
He thanked the Uwezo Funds team for the good work in ensuring that the journey to empower women, youth and persons living with disabilities groups in Lunga Lunga Sub County is on course.
The legislator applauded the groups that were able to refund the loan given earlier and urged the rest to repay to the revolving kitty so that other groups could benefit from the noble initiative.
Mwashetani foundation has also donated Sh20, 000 to each of the six groups as promised earlier for their good payment track record.
DCC Kimolo urged the youth to desist from engaging in crime and drug and substance abuse but instead direct their energies in forming groups and benefit from Uwezo fund and other devolved funds.
By Hussein Abdullahi