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Garissa allocates Sh450m for the youth

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.

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.

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He spoke yesterday during the official launch of the Garissa County Youth Employment Compact.

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.

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