Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business
Kenyatta will be seeking the support of potential investors to put money in projects that include manufacturing, building houses, agriculture and health/PSCU

Jobs

Government wants to set up Youth Empowerment Centers to spur employment

Kenyatta says the government is keen on taping skill by young people to drive its agenda going forward/PSCU

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – The government says it is in a process of establishing Youth Empowerment Centers across all the sub counties to tap on the great potential of the youth.

Speaking during the International Youth Day Celebrations, President Uhuru Kenyatta says the government is keen on taping skill by young people to drive its agenda going forward.

According to Kenyatta, these centres act as ‘one-stop shops’, where youth can access key services as well as acquire skills for their personal development.  He added that 21 the centres are already fully operational, with another 60 to be fully functioning by the end of 2019.

“We expect each and every Young Person in the country to be able to utilize the services available within these Centres to access online opportunities, acquire new skills and competencies.  Furthermore, the services provided in these centres will enable the youth to build collaborative networks with like-minded enterprising youth in Kenya and internationally, receive training and mentorship, to mention, but a few,” he said.

Kenyatta challenged young people to take advantage of the various initiatives already put in place by the government for their economic benefits.

The initiatives include the “Young Africa Works Programme”, launched a few weeks, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, which aims to create more than 2 million jobs in the next 5 years.

Another such initiative is the ‘MbeleNaBiz’ Business Plan Competition under the Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project, which aims to expand new and existing youth-led enterprises by providing them with grant funding and/or business plan training.

“I encourage all youth with entrepreneurial talent to take advantage and utilize these and other similar Government initiatives, to prosper,” Kenyatta said.

This Year the International Youth Day was celebrated under the theme Transforming Education with Education.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...