Job opportunities launched under Ugatuzi youth empowerment programme

The Ijara Member of Parliament, Sophia Abdi Noor on Friday launched 900 job opportunities for the youth in her constituency under the Ugatuzi (devolution) youth empowerment programme.

Accompanied by the Director of National Youth Service, M. Magaya, Ms. Noor said the programme which aims at empowering youth had earlier been started in Kibera and has now trickled down to the youth of Ijara constituency, in Garissa County.

The legislator congratulated President Uhuru Kenyatta for launching the programme to benefit the youth in this country.

Ms. Noor called on the opposition to respect the constitution and prepare themselves for the October 26, repeat presidential election.

She said in the event of chaos in the country the women and youth will suffer more and appealed on the two political divides to come to an agreement to avert chaos.

The MP said various elders in Ijara who were kept in detention with founding father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta were not honoured during the Mashujaa day and lamented that a deserving hero like sultan Omar Shurie who was killed by shifta in 1964 was not recognised.

She promised to pursue the issue at a higher level to ensure that those elders who died in the course of the independence were honoured.

Ms. Noor took 1, 000 bags of famine relief food to the residents and instructed Ijara Deputy County Commissioner, Julius Too to distribute accordingly. She also gave a D7 tractor which will de-silt water pans in Hara location.

Concerning the October 26 repeat polls the lawmaker appealed to the 22,000 registered voters in Ijara constituency to vote for Uhuru Kenyatta for the presidency.

Source: Kenya News Agency