Rabai constituency Member of Parliament William Kamoti has vowed to economically empower women in his constituency.
The MP said that he will support women empowerment projects and create awareness on how they can access money from the Uwezo fund and Women Enterprise Development Fund hence improve their economic wellbeing.
Kamoti, a lawyer by profession stated that he will make all possible efforts to support women in solving their socio-economic problems.
The legislator said that women are increasingly becoming head and breadwinners of their families hence there is need to help them engage in income generating activities.
He was speaking in his constituency after meeting local women groups ahead of the inaugural ‘Rabai Cultural Night’ scheduled for 8th September which also seeks to raise funds for a community bus.
The first ever nightlong cultural extravaganza will showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Rabai and the larger Mijikenda community that date several centuries.
The MP said the festival will create a sense of unity among Kenyans of different culture as they come together to celebrate their heritage and traditions.
“Some of the women breadwinners were widows and needed support to keep them from becoming ‘economically and socially vulnerable’,” added the MP.
The legislator said although women are generally more vulnerable compared to men, breadwinner women are more subject to social difficulties.
Rabai Sub-County Maendeleo ya Wanawake Chairlady Kupata Mvoyi said women are key agents of change and when they are empowered the economy steadily grows.
Mvoyi said the forthcoming Rabai cultural night will enable them share their exquisite culinary, art, cuisine as well as their lifestyle with other Kenyan communities.
She said the Rabai community in Kilifi County is cheerful and kind people and the cultural extravaganza will provide the medium for social cohesion and integration.