Over 50 small enterprise women traders at the Maili Kumi Market in Bahati sub county have a reason to smile after they were handed metallic storage boxes for their market goods from the office of the Nakuru County Woman Rep Liza Chelule.
The traders had been going through a lot of challenges as far as storage of their goods is concerns but with the new development they are now at peace.
The storage boxes were donated through the National Government Affirmative Action Fund through the Nakuru County Patron Liza Chelule.
Speaking on Thursday when she handed over the storage boxes to the women traders at the market, MP Chelule said she took the initiative after she realized that women in the market had a challenge of storage.
The legislator said the Government was committed in ensuring that women at grassroot level were empowered through the various funds set aside.
“I want to appeal to the women to come out and register groups so that you can be empowered though the government funds” said Chelule.
Through her initiative dubbed ‘Masomo Mwangaza’, the Nakuru Woman Rep has also been able to empower several needy students in various sub counties of Nakuru.
The program has benefitted 37 needy pupils and students with 3 from every sub county plus minority tribes within NakuruThe legislator says she is determined to sponsor over 200 students by the end of her five years term in office.Each student is paid for full school fees worth Kshs.50, 000.
“This program has seen 37 students benefit from each sub county and by the end of my five years term I will have assisted over 200 students who will make an impact in society” said Chelule.
Kericho county Woman Rep Florence Bore who accompanied Nakuru Woman MP commended the work being done by elected leaders in Nakuru County.
She said they will be engaging in exchange programs on various projects to be implemented between the two counties for the benefit of the citizens.“Nakuru is a big house and when we come here we learn so that we can implement in Kericho”said MP Bore.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Nakuru county Woman Rep Liza Chelule(right) and her Kericho counterpart Florence Bore addressing locals at Maili Kumi trading centre in Bahati.