The climax for International Youth week celebrations for Nakuru County was on Thursday held at Afraha stadium with calls on youths to maximize on various opportunities that the government has set aside.

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This year’s celebrations for Nakuru County were held in various sub-counties throughout the week before the climax at Afraha.

Speaking at the celebrations when he represented Governor Lee Kinyanjui, Nakuru County CEC member for Finance who is also the acting CEC Youth, Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services Dr Peter Kityenya reiterated the commitment of both the National and the county government towards transforming the lives of youths.

The government has provided that youth, women and persons with disabilities be awarded 30 per cent of all government procurement.

According to Kityenya, the county government of Nakuru has set aside Sh300 million towards youths. 

He also revealed that youths in Nakuru and Kilifi Counties will benefit from Ustadi program that is being implemented in partnership with the Netherlands.

Through the program, various youth groups will be able to benefit through grants in various sectors among them agriculture. 

In matters of ICT, already the county government of Nakuru has set up two ICT centres in Subukia and Olenguruone with more expected in every sub-county.

This, the CeC says will help train youths on matters technology owing to the fact that the world is now evolving around technology with many job opportunities online.

“As a county, we are committed to transforming the lives of youths and we call on them to remain focused and use the many opportunities available to transform their lives,” said Dr Kityenya. 

This year’s theme for the International Youth week is ‘Transforming education’.