Deputy President reveals plans to cater for youth unemployment

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Deputy President William Ruto (left) addressed the issue of unemployment during the Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru Park
Deputy President William Ruto (left) addressed the issue of unemployment during the Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru Park

Deputy President William Ruto has said that it’s vital to cater for the millions of youth who aren’t currently employed. While addressing Kenyans during Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru Park, he said that the government has planned to use the industrialization sector to help the youth get employment. “Our direction is set to ensure that in the next five years industrialization, manufacturing will inform the transformation of our country and the plan we have for Kenya,” said Deputy President Ruto.

The Deputy president said it’s through industrialization that the youth will be presented with a golden chance to get employment, “That won’t be possible if we don’t have strong foundations and that’s why we have the railway, we have installed roads, we are increasing access to electricity. We’ve also ensured that the youth in Kenya get technological knowledge through the technical training colleges we are setting up in every constituency in Kenya,” he added.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Deputy President William Ruto at Uhuru Park
President Uhuru Kenyatta with Deputy President William Ruto at Uhuru Park

He also said the government has set up measures to ensure food prices are catered for, especially through the agriculture sector, “The government this year has doubled access to fertilizer for farmers by increasing fertilizer from 110 metric tonnes to 200,000 metric tonnes that will be available to farmers,” said Deputy President Ruto.

He also said both national and County governments are responsible, “It’s our responsibility to cooperate with County governments, who are now the administrators of agriculture in Counties, to ensure the food prices are affordable.”