Saturday September 15, 2018
The county government of Garissa has allocated Sh450 million towards skills training , entrepreneurship and home industries to empower youth and women.He spoke yesterday during the official launch of the Garissa County Youth Employment Compact.
Deputy Governor Abdi Dagane said the government is taking a bolder step to empower youth by helping them acquire necessary technical and practical skills and curb high rates of unemployment.
“Some Sh50 million has been set aside to have a modern vocational training centre and equip the existing centers in Garissa , Dadaab and Bura,’’ said Dagane.
The USAID-led programme is aimed at empowering vulnerable youths by training them to acquire skills for self employment. It brings together youth employment stakeholders to advance development agenda in the county.