, MACHAKOS, Kenya, Jul 11 – Maendeleo Chap Chap to introduce Bills in Parliament to generate jobs for youths.
Party leader and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua said the Bills will compel National and County governments to budget funds to set up factories in every constituency and wards across the country.
Mutua said party legislators will table the Bills for debate and passing in Parliament and County Assemblies.
The Bills known as the ” Maendeleo Chap Chap Employment Creation Bills” are being drafted for tabling.
“The only way to create massive employment and grow wealth is by industrialization,” said Mutua.
The Machakos Governor was speaking after consultations with party officials in Nairobi.
“We cannot depend on foreigners or investor to create jobs. As governments we have to be proactive and think out of the box,” said Mutua.
He said a factory or industrial park will create direct and indirect jobs for the many jobless youths.
Mutua, said a new manufacturing industry if created in just half the 1,250 wards, each creating 500 direct jobs and 5,000 indirect jobs, the country will have created over three million jobs, especially for the youth.
“We are tired of seeing our young people losing hope thus this program will create many jobs and change lives. This is the kind of development politics needed in Kenya,” Mutua said.
He said plans were underway to pilot the job creation strategy by establishing factories in all Machakos wards.
“This proposal is in line with Uhuru Kenyatta’s manufacturing pillar and if approved will see unemployment rolled back significantly in Kenya,” said Mutua.
“Maendeleo Chap Chap is about changing lives and not playing with the minds of jobless youth through empty rhetoric. The time for real political change is now,” said Mutua.