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Speaker calls for a gender-responsive budget

Machakos County Assembly speaker Anna Kiusya has stated that the County budget should be gender responsive so that they can advocate for marginalized people.

Speaking at Machakos County Assembly after actualizing the motion for gender and equality, assured the house that the budget has programmes for the youth, women and people with disabilities.

“We as women must advocate for marginalized in the county by making sure the budget has programmes to assist the unemployed youth, empowering women and the disabled,” said the Speaker.

Kiusya, who happens to be the only female County assembly speaker in the country, said she will empower women who are doing table banking, merry go rounds so that they do it in a bigger scale to improve their lives and their families.

To add on, they will also look into the boy child so that they are not left behind because of the importance of gender inclusivity, and to help them not engage in drugs and alcohol but keep themselves busy in development groups.

By Anne Kangero

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