The leader of the ODM party, Raila Odinga, now wants access to public procurement opportunities (AGPO) to be changed and placed under the supervision of the ministry in charge of youth.
“Young people represent 75% of the country’s population, it goes against the logic of having an institution intended to help them placed in the national treasury, under a small toothless secretariat,” he argues.
In posts on its official Twitter page, Raila also called for interventions to empower youth training.
He said there was a need to review HELB loans by increasing the limit to reflect the cost of living in Kenya and removing accrued interest rates and CRB graduates list.
Under the hashtag RailaYouthAgenda, the leader of the ODM party has also vouched for the reengineering of the national youth service by delegating its campuses to the 47 counties and charging it with compulsory induction and community service through the country.
Today, I discuss some political interventions for Kenyan youth. Creating opportunities, especially jobs, for young people is the biggest challenge facing this country in the future.
– Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) September 19, 2021
He said that as a county we should maintain a database of skilled young people, provide support including extending specific incentives to SMEs run by artisans and craftsmen and ensure that their passions become professions, industries and jobs.
“We should create a national Boda Boda fund and local Boda Boda assembly units for motorcycles to make them more affordable to support the potential of the more than 2.4 million riders,” he said.
Raila said the national government and the private sector should also roll out a national youth internship program in Kenya of 10,000 per year, as well as reorganize industries across the country to create employment opportunities for young people.
He said we should create a tax holiday for young businesses and minimize taxes for new and small businesses owned by young people.
“We should create a Youth Commission with equal representation on gender and task it with advancing youth participation in the spheres of public and private life as well as integrating youth perspectives into planning and decision making. decision, âhe said.