Mombasa County Government to set aside Sh 300 Million revolving fund for Women and Youth

Mombasa Deputy Governor William Kingi hands over an award to Environment activist Phyllis Omido who won in the Environment Champion category during the International Women’s Day 2018 ceremony held at Sarova Whitesands beach hotel in Mombasa county. The county organized the ceremony where 25 women won awards in different categories.

The Mombasa county government has put adequate measures and has the means to reduce poverty levels within the county, Mombasa Deputy Governor William Kingi has said.

Kingi said the county government acknowledges the challenges women face adding that they have come up with programs and measures to deal with the challenges.

“Part of the measures is to ensure women are economically empowered to reduce the poverty levels in the county,” he said adding that the county government is determined to see women take up big businesses.

He spoke during the awarding of some of the women from the county who have emerged victorious in different sectors. Over 20  Women were added at the event which  was held at the Sarova Whitesands beach hotel as the World marked the World Women’s day.

Kingi who was accompanied by Mombasa county executive in charge of culture and gender Munywoki Kyalo said this financial year the county government will set aside Sh 300 million for the revolving fund to benefit women and youths.

During the last financial year the county government had allocated Sh 100 million for the revolving fund.

Kingi also revealed that  the county government has come up with a training program for students who are unable to continue with further education which will see them  enroll at local polytechnics to acquire technical skills.

“The county government pays up to 70 per cent of enrollment fees to enable women and youth get necessary skills for economic empowerment,” he said.

He further challenged  Women to be innovative and come up with ways on how they can also  deal with the issue of poverty and joblessness.

“Women should come up with ways and means to reduce the poverty level in society,” he said.






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