Trans Nzoia County Woman Rep Janet Nangabo has appealed to locals as well as boda boda operators within the County to form groups and apply for cash from different financial institutions that offer financial aid to groups to boost their economic empowerment.
Speaking after touring boda boda driving School in Kitale the County Woman Rep gave kshs.100, 000 cheque to the boda boda group, she noted that it was through the groups that members can empower themselves as opposed to individual empowerment since financial institutions recognize groups because of the number of people who can receive financial aid thus positive results are realized while dealing with groups as opposed to individuals.
“I want to call upon residents within our County, form groups and apply for financial aid that will better your living conditions,” said Nangabo.
She however appealed to security agencies to provide security for the operators during this electioneering period noting that there have been insecurity cases linked to boda boda operators who are seriously attacked by criminals while also appealing to the operators to work hand in hand with security organs and flush out some criminals amongst them in order for the law to take its course against culprits.
She implored them to resist the pressures of being used by politicians in causing chaos in their opponents rallies claiming that several politicians are using boda boda operators wrongly just to fulfill their own political goals as well as calling upon politicians to stop using the operators wrongly during and after General Elections.
The Woman Representative asked voters to vote in leaders based on their development record and not on party affiliations or tribe claiming that leaders are shielding their political allegiance to parties and tribes but have some questionable characters
that every voter need to examine them before making their constitutional rights of voting for them.
She used the opportunity to sell her agenda of empowerment of youths, women and people living with disability, address the challenges of women and girl child as well as fight for the rights of all.
On their part, boda boda chair Anthony Ombima and their school’s administrator Augustine Kituyi expressed their gratitude to the woman representative noting that during her last 5 years tenure as a Woman MP she has helped sponsor more than 600 boda boda training at the school being at the front in the County that has worked improve their welfare also by providing them with cash in their several unions.