Subject: Development of youth empowerment policy

            THAT, aware  that the rapid population growth of youths has become a global phenomenon and Kenya is no exception to this trend; FURTHER AWARE that in Kenya, the youth bulge presents a number of challenges for both the youth and the country; NOTING that every year, one million young people join the job market in Kenya, yet Kenya has the largest number of jobless youth in East Africa; OBSERVING that the youth are, and will remain, a significant share of Kenya's population for the foreseeable future; REALIZING that developing and implementing appropriate strategies, policies and programmes to mitigate the risks and challenges the youth face must be much more of a priority for the Nairobi County Government than it currently is; BEARING IN MIND that any failure to provide appropriate opportunities for this large segment of the population could have enormous economic, political, cultural, and social consequences; AFFIRMING that engaging the youth population fully is therefore no longer a choice but a necessity in the development process of the County; this ASSEMBLY URGES the County Executive to develop and submit to the County Assembly for approval, a comprehensive County youth empowerment policy that includes funding opportunities for young entrepreneurs to help mitigate the challenges of youth unemployment in the City.
Notice of Motion 27th March, 2018
Mover Hon. Silas Matara, MCA.
Seconder Hon. Mbuga Kabiru, MCA
Division None
Dates Debated and/or Concluded 31st July, 2018
Remarks Adopted.
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