Information, Communications and The Digital Economy CS Eliud Owalo has called upon residents of the larger Nyanza region to harness their potential in contributing to the national economy, under the Kenya Kwanza government.
Owalo called on those who are yet to benefit from formal employment to position themselves to benefit from the Hustler Fund, once it is rolled by the President on the 1st of December 2022.
“The Fund is intended to open up more opportunities for our youth and women and uplift the welfare of people within this region if we utilize it fully,” he said.
However, the CS said those interested in the Hustlers Fund must put prior structures in place in order to benefit once it is rolled out by the President.
Owalo was speaking in Siaya, where he was scheduled to give out relief food at Wagai market in Gem Constituency and later in Bondo.
Among those who accompanied Owalo in the food distribution exercise at Wagai market included area MP Elisha Odhiambo, former gubernatorial aspirant Eng. Nicholas Gumbo, former Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma, former Kisumu Senator Fred Outa, and newly appointed Lake Basin Development Authority Chairman James Waore Diang’a.
The CS challenged the political class from the region that it was time to contribute to the development of the nation, as the nation is now past divisive politics, thus leaders should pool together for the betterment of the citizens.
“Election is over, let’s not take much of our time discussing politics, but let us embrace the new government and seek for development,” he said.
By Calvin Otieno