County Women’s Representatives could be on their way to marking yet another milestone if the government grants their request to increase the National Government Affirmative Action Funds (Ngaaf).
The legislators have been pushing for the increase for the last two years.
If awarded, the kitty could be increased from the current Sh70 million to Sh100 million.
Speaking yesterday at the National Industrial Training Authority, Homa Bay Women’s Rep Gladys Wanga (pictured) said if increased, the funds will enable them deliver on their roles better under the devolved units.
“We want to empower more youth.
deliver Most counties have well laid-out structures for youth and women but lack of the necessary infrastructure is impeding them from achieving their goals. We are calling on the National government to consider factoring the same in the 2018/19 budget,” she said.
Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Rachel Shebesh urged Women Reps and Ngaaf to forge close working relationship to spearhead vocational training for women and youth across the 47 counties.