Youth Urged To Engage In Online Jobs

Cabinet Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of ICT Innovations and Youth Affairs Maureen Mbaka has urged the youth in Kisii County to engage in online jobs in a bid to earn a living.

KISII, Kenya, October 16, 2020 – Cabinet Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of ICT Innovations and Youth Affairs Maureen Mbaka has urged the youth in Kisii County to engage in online jobs in a bid to earn a living.

Speaking in Kisii University after engaging with the young artists on how government policies and structures can be better utilized to make them more successful, CAS Mbaka underscored the role of online platform in providing a livelihood for the youth.

CAS Mbaka said the national government had hired 300 public service interns nationwide to train youths in various universities and TVET institutions on how to earn a decent wage from working online.

Mbaka noted that the Gusii region had received 6 interns, 3 in Kisii and 3 Nyamira, who were also mandated to sensitize local youth on how to utilize County Information hubs, which were supposed to be constituted in every constituency by the local legislators.

She applauded the Nyaribari Chache MP for constituting a CIH at Keumbu and Nyaribari Masaba for the one at Masimba.

She said the two will be operational soon when they are equipped and connected with the internet.

However, due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Ajira Digital Program in the learning institutions was stopped due to abrupt closure of schools by the ministry of education to contain the Corona Virus spread.

During the event, which was also attended by the Kisii University Vice-Chancellor Prof. John Akama and County CEC for youth affairs Duke Maenga, Mbaka appealed to the young artists to utilize their talents to make a livelihood.

She also urged the youth to utilize government’s Youth Enterprise Funds to develop themselves and the country through entrepreneurship among other ventures.

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