KNA The Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Innovations and Youth Affairs on Saturday launched Embu Youth Sector Technical Working Group.
The group which was launched by Chief Administrative Secretary in charge of youths in the Ministry of Ms. Nadia Ahmed Abdalla during the KIKAO Kikuu Forum will spearhead all youth activities in Embu.
Ms. Ahmed urged the youths to grab the opportunities that come along their way and those provided by the government adding that no opportunity would come at their door.
She challenged them to pursue education and personal development so as to prepare themselves for opportunities.
On fighting cultural vices such as Female Genital Mutilation and Gender Based Violence, she challenged men to be on the forefront in the fight against these vices.
Government Spokesperson Rtd. Col. Cyrus Oguna who graced the event said the nation cannot develop without directly involving the youths hence the government is keen on putting in place programmes involving the youths.
He said the government is channeling a lot of funds to these programmes such as Uwezo Fund and Youth Enterprise Fund for access by the youths for personal and national development.
Oguna challenged the youths to be careful of those seeking elective positions during the forthcoming election who intend to use handouts as incentive for votes.
He urged them to set targets for the politicians so as to be able to assess them after five years, while urging them to propagate peace.
The Spokesperson further urged the youths to go for Huduma Namba cards which laid uncollected adding that so far, the government has processed 6 million cards but only 3million have been collected.
Kenya Vision 2030 Director General Kenneth Mwige said all the government programs and projects are geared towards achieving vision 2030.
The KIKAO Kikuu Forum powered by Vision 2030 is a forum established by government to converse with youths where they express their challenges for them to be addressed.