By Moses Kidandi
The Government has invested over three hundred and fifty billion shillings to towards youth empowerment across the country.The money channeled through the Banks will benefit nine thousand youth this year.
The ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development Janet Mukwaya said that the government is investing more in house holds to enable the both the youth and families get out of poverty.
At a function organized by Standard Chartered Bank,Chief Executive officer of the bank handed over a cheque 420million to help with financial literacy and girl empowerment project.
The girl child empowerment fund is meant to help young girls become economically independent through the provision of Business start up kits and entrepreneurship skills.
The empowerment programme that started in 2017 has so far benefited over 250 girls across the country.
Goal is a spot for development programme that provides financial literacy and life skills training to adolescent girls.