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Mombasa County asked to align budget to fit youth

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[DAYO CEO Seif Jira. Photo/courtesy/DAYO].

A section of Mombasa activists have urged Mombasa county government to set aside a special kitty to address the rapid unemployment among youth.

The activists argue that once the kitty is set aside youths will be able to solve some of the critical issues facing them especially during this COVID-19 period.

Speaking to journalists Dream Achievers Youth Organisation (DAYO) Executive Director Seif Jira pointed out the impact of the pandemic on the youth in the county.

“There is need for the county government to allocate a special fund that will cater for the needs of the youth,” he noted.

He said youth are critical in development of any county and they should not be sidelined.

He commended efforts carried out by the county government in fighting the spread of Coronavirus.

Involvement

He further called on a collaborative approach among various stakeholders in the war against the deadly virus.

“The war against Coronavirus requires a multifaceted approach, it is high time we work in unison,” noted Mr. Jira.

He reiterated that the youth play a fundamental role in nation building calling on the government to develop youth programs in a bid to empower them economically.

The youth activist disclosed that the organisation is planning to engage the media in Kisumu, Mombasa and Nairobi counties to help document issues affecting young people’s health including sexual reproductive health and rights.

This he said will facilitate for actions and urgent interventions from the government to safeguard the youth basic health requirements.

“Youth form wider part of the society, they are key players in the economic growth of any country,” charged Mr. Jira.