Form and register groups to benefit from women enterprise fund women told

Kisii Woman Rep Janet Ong’era speaking during the event PHOTO/COURTESY

Chief administrative Secretary in the president’s office, Rachel Shebesh  has challenged Kisii women to form and register their groups so that they can benefit from Government resources.

Speaking in Kisii  sports club  when she disbursed a total of sh. 5.6 million to 18 women groups from the county,Shebesh attributed the low interest in the money  from the region unlike other other regions which has benefited more for having more registerd groups.

“I challenge more women more so from Kisii region which is believed  to have hardworking people to form more group so that they can benefit from this government resources which is meant for empowering them ” she said

However the CAS added that fail of having more groups from the region is a result of  laxity among group leaders and ignorance.

She therefore  told grass root public officers to mount a sensitization campaign aimed at ensuring economically disadvantaged women registered in groups in large numbers.

“I also challenge leaders and group leaders to make sure the sensitize residents  about this fund so that they can form groups which will help them to apply “added Rachel.

She added that the  women elsewhere in the country were thirsty for the empowerment money,their Kisii counterparts seemed to  take no advantage of the facility.

According to her, applications from other regions is impressing for instance  sh. 46 million for Kiambu and sh 39million for  Nyeri while Kakamega receiving sh. 33.6 million

“in the two  months have been in other regions ,women have real benefit,am just   wondering why Kisii women are not forming groups”

The secretary  revealed  the fund had  capacity to enhance the allocations  urging the women to emulate their colleagues  who had succeeded    in fund’s   utilization.

Kisii county women representative Ong’era echoed  similar sentiments and challenged the women to seek assistance from the local Huduma Mashinani centre to register and   increase  their groups’ membership.

Onge’ra thanked president Uhuru Kenyatta for  coming to the aid of the girl-child learners  by  retaining  them in school through  free provision of  sanitary towels.

Deputy governor, Joash Maangi disclosed establishment  of a county  empowerment kitty  in which  women, youths and the  disabled will benefit alongside the Women enterprise fund

Godfrey Kigochi Kisii county commissioner, said stakeholders will be mobilized to identify causes for poor enrolment of women in the WEF with a view to tackling them.

He  pointed out  that the sanitary towels distributed recently by the national government will reach the  beneficiaries  and that  warning any irregularities will be  dealt with accordingly.

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