State keen to empower youth economically, says Commissioner

By Mosawe Naomi

The Kisumu County Deputy Commissioner Kibet Kibeon has reiterated that the government is ready to empower youths with skills that will enable them realize their full potential and in turn drive the attainment of development objectives set out in Kenya’s Vision 2030.

Kibeon said Kenya has greatly focused on youth empowerment to strengthen its economic base adding, “The government’s main objective is to empower the youth in order to nurture a value driven generation of patriotic youth with a heart for volunteerism and transformative leadership.”

Speaking in Kisumu Town, Kibeon encouraged the young generation to seek self-employment owing to slim job opportunities.

“The creation of job opportunities will play a big role for youths, especially for being a place where they can earn a decent and sustainable livehoods”, he said.

He added that the policy is keen on the creation of sustainable decent jobs and income generating activities for all youth especially those at the grassroots through the County Government structures.

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