President Uhuru Kenyatta has opened the door for youths to make contributions to the government’s target of sustaining the Blue Economy. President Kenyatta has affirmed that the government is leveraging on the latest innovations in the sector and young Kenyans have a role to play, “As part of Kenya’s commitment to the sustainable Blue Economy my government is also leveraging on the latest innovations and cutting edge scientific discoveries to ensure that Kenyans can make maximum but environmentally conscious use of our water bodies for their individual use and also for our economic and national empowerment,” he said, “I believe this represents a tremendous opportunity for young Kenyans to venture into this new and exciting endeavour.”
Speaking during the President’s Award-Kenya Gold Award presentations at State House, Nairobi, the President affirmed his commitment to prioritizing opportunities for young Kenyans, including providing an enabling environment for them to master their crafts. There are 1,601 Gold Awardees this year in the self-development programme for young people drawn from Universities, Colleges, Secondary Schools, correctional institutions, community-based institution and church groups. President Kenyatta is the patron of the Award-Kenya scheme, which is part of an international award association, with more than 40,000 young Kenyans taking part.