Lugari MP Ayub Savula has promised to support economic projects aimed at empowering women in Kakamega County. Speaking in Likuyani Sub County where he donated a dairy cow to Reach All Women in Kakamega County (REALLOW) group, Savula said women play a big role in sustaining families and it is regrettable they remain marginalized in the modern society, adding that it was important to empower them economically.
According to Savula many women from humble backgrounds have for years been sidelined in governance and other opportunities, thus condemned to poverty for a long time particularly in rural settings.
The MP who has professed his interest in vying for the Kakamega County gubernatorial seat in 2022 promised to turn Kakamega into a rainbow County in terms of economic and social development by exploiting and harnessing existing human and natural resources
He said women need to be empowered right away from the grassroots level so that their economic power is built progressively from individuals to groups and vice versa.
The lawmaker said even though education had been made accessible to the rural population, women failed to get employment due to lack of opportunities, thus making the progression to self-sustenance a pipe dream. He said to ease competition for the scarce jobs and employment opportunities, it’s wise to empower women by initiating activities within their localities that could boost their income and improve their livelihood. “I really feel for every woman who doesn’t have capital to invest in her own small way, yet all we need to do is to empower them to form their own groups and instigate small businesses,’ said Savula who promised to roll out the program in all the twelve constituencies within Kakamega county saying the initiative will result to job creation for both members and non-members through self-employment.