Women, youth groups benefit from affirmative fund

The National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) has donated Shs.1, 119, 000 to fifteen youth and women groups in Narok County.

Speaking on Monday during the disbursement of the fund, the County Women Representative, Soipan Kudate said the donation aimed at improving livelihoods of the targeted groups.

The money given is not enough to support every individual directly, but we are much better with setting up of the fund, she said.

During the occasion, 110 boda-boda operators who had earlier on undergone training on road safety were given helmets, reflector jackets and driving licenses.

The women representative urged groups to utilize the funds properly so that they could impact positively on their lives, saying the money was shared equally to benefit all communities living in the county.

There those politicizing this issue, but let them move around and see how women and youth have benefited from the kitty, she said.

Kudate, who is also the patron of NGAAF in the National Assembly, said the county had received Shs.27m in the first disbursement of the fund and Shs.38 m in the second allocation.

She explained that the money was used to give bursary to needy learners in the county, youth, women and people living with disabilities to boost their standard of living.

The money was little for the six expansive constituencies, but I ensured that every constituency benefited from the share, said the women representative.

She challenged residents to support the re-election bid of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto, saying they were keen on improving the living standards of the people.

Our government is keen on boost livelihoods of all people in the society, but unfortunately, most of us suffer because of ignorance, she lamented.

The county MP promised to promote peace in her campaigns and called on security apparatus to take action on politicians bent on inciting their supporters to cause violence.

Source: Kenya News Agency