The National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) Chief Executive Officer, Titus Lotee has challenged youth and women in the Country to take advantage of the funds to improve their livelihood.
Speaking yesterday at Kodich area in Pokot North Sub-County while meeting women from the area, Lotee said the government allocates at least Sh.7 million for every constituency in the Country for the programme.
“We encourage both women and youth to form and register self-help groups so as to access the funds to enable them venture into profitable commercial activities,” said Lotee.
He said NGAAF programme is targeting the most vulnerable people in marginalized areas, saying the funds aimed at improving their livelihood and be economically empowered.
“What the NGAAF programme mostly want to achieve is that youth, women and the disadvantaged in the society are able to get access to the funds to venture in to business in order to improve their living conditions,” he said.
He said the government is committed to ensure that families who live below the poverty level are empowered and enable to meet their daily needs as well as create sustainable livelihoods.
“NGAAF is about women and the vulnerable in society,” he said.
He said the programme has prioritized Agriculture and education to ensure that areas that were left behind in development catch up with the rest in the country.
“We know that 80% of Kenyans depend on agriculture through pastoralism and farming. We have to make sure we give education priority and children from poor families are put under sponsorship,” Lotee said.
Lotee reiterated that they have put measures in place to help meet the big four agenda and improve lives of Kenyans.
He said the programme is building sustainable livelihood for women and offering girls from disadvantaged homes in the Country an opportunity to access basic quality education.
By John Saina