Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika has challenged elected Jubilee leaders in Nakuru to be ambassadors of the Government’s Big 4 agenda at the grass root level.
Speaking in Nakuru on Friday during public sensitization forum on various government funds meant to empower women, youth and marginalized groups Senator Kihika said the Big four agenda cannot be achieved if left to the President alone but rather he needs support of all leaders.
While noting that many youths and women are yet to understand more about the funds, the Senator called on leaders to ensure they play their role in passing information at the grass root level concerning the empowerment funds for youths and women.
“We have so many funds for women, youths and marginalized but when I go around the county I get that they have no information. It is now high time we move to the grass root to ensure we assist the President and his Deputy in achieving the Big 4 agenda” said Kihika.
While commending the youths who have repaid back the money they were given as groups, Senator Kihika once again called on women and youths who are yet to benefit to form groups in order to benefit from the funds.
She once again called on the county government to ensure that there are no delays in the payment systems more so concerning youths and tenders.
While noting that there has been cry from the contractors over none payment from the county government, Senator Kihika reiterated her commitment to ensure that public funds are used on the proper priority projects.
She once again slammed the county government over what she termed is misplaced priorities citing the recent purchase of welfare buses.
“Public funds must be used on the right projects and which are priority to the county. As Senator I will not sit down until I see the whole process running smoothly and let me also call on you public that you should show up during public participation” said Kihika.
While citing manufacturing as one of the Big 4 agenda, Senator Kihika urged parents to encourage youths to also join the technical trainings institutes to acquire skills that will help in the sector.
“Let us also help our youths to join the technical training which will help big in the manufacturing sector” said Kihika.
The forum was also attended by Youth and women fund officers who called for the need for formation of groups to be empowered through the funds.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika with youths on Friday 25th August 2018 during a sensitization forum on various Youth and women funds.