Bungoma Women journalist group has been urged to move from its comfort zone and aggressively fight out with the emerging and hard opportunities out there to keep them going and focused.
Speaking during the group’s monthly meeting that is held every fifth of the month Bungoma County Chief Officer for Health Patrick Wandili said the world needs aggressive people who can venture in every emerging opportunity.
He said for a very long time women have been regarded as weaker vessels but the Bungoma women journalist group from Bungoma has proved that everything is possible and working on every opportunity to empower its members.
He said it was a great idea them coming together because many of the female journalists have been in denial and sometimes suffer stress or depression for not knowing on the right track to follow.
He urged them to aggressively come out apply for tenders in counties and other places so that they may be able to sustain themselves.
Wandili who was speaking in the meeting also said it was not best for the young generation to only depend on salaries but also engage in group or individual projects that can boost them in future and help future generation.
He cited that his ministry has given priority to youths who are aggressive and are up to the task when it comes to tenders so that they may be able to overcome the challenges of unemployment that is rampant.
At the same time the Chief Officer expressed his fears on the rising cases of youths engaging in social vices that are ruining their lives and asked parents to be closer to them and offer the best pieces of advice instead of being busy and neglecting their roles as parents.
The Bungoma Women Journalist group was started three months ago with a membership of 22 and is rising fast as its engaging in various activities including table banking and loaning of members plus other projects that are beneficial to the members.
The group that is headed by its chair lady Mercy Ngoya is aiming for greater things and opportunities plus empowering its members so that they may be better persons in future.
The meeting was attended too by Bungoma County ICT Chief Officer Phoebe Buchunju and her counterpart of Youths, Gender and Sports ministry Dr. Caro Masete.
Bungoma Women Journalists Women Group comprises of lady journalists across all stations in Bungoma County and some from other stations outside Bungoma but based in Bungoma.
The group’s officials include;
Mercy Ngoya of Radio Mitume- Chairperson
Charity Tanui of Nyota FM- Vice chairperson
Lilian Wamalwa of West Media- Treasurer
Victoriah Sindani of West Media- Secretary
Naomi Mamati of Radio Mambo-Vice secretary
Barbra Kakai of Radio Mambo- Organizing secretary
Nancy Chanji of Sasa Radio – Disciplinarian