Kwale county women representative Zuleikha Juma has disbursed National Government Affirmative Action Fund-NGAAF grants amounting to 10,441,500 to groups in Kwale.
Already about 76 women, youths and people with special ability received the cash to enable them engage in table banking and initiate income generating projects.
She said that the cash is meant to economically uplift marginalized group’s in their respective areas.
Speaking in Kinango after handing over the cash to respective groups, Zuleikha urged youths, women and people with special ability in the area to apply for the NGAAF funds so they benefit.
Zuleikha said that her office has given out NGAAF forms so that more groups can apply for the funds meant for them countrywide.
Kwale County NGAAF Coordinator Victor Nyanje said that the groups benefiting from the cash must ensure they stick to their initial plans of projects.
‘Groups which asked funds for do table banking should do the same and those who applied funds for projects should not change their plans,” said Victor.
He said that his office has high level of transparency and commitment after releasing a list of NGAAF grants beneficiaries to the public for perusal calling other agencies to emulate.
“I also urge groups to be patient as the process of grants approval involves and takes time,” he added.
James Dzenene from Mtaa Pesa church group a beneficiary of the grants said that as a group they intend to put up a water tank at the church that will serve the community.
“We got 250,000 for the project as we wait other donors to also support us to ensure community get water,” he said.
Halima Kwaka Chiromo, a member of Kaza Roho B said they want to use Sh 40, 000 grants to do poultry farming which they have started.
Ali Mdune, Dzokole VSLA said that they will make use of the 50,000 from NGAAF grants to ensure they do table banking and improve their livelihood.