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Raila’s Promises to Youths if elected President

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Raila’s Promises to Youths if elected President

Raila’s Promises to Youths if elected President

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Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga yesterday highlighted and shared his Youth’s Agenda Program should he be elected president in the 2022 general elections.

He promises to create a National Bodaboda fund and local Bodaboda assembly unit to make them more available and affordable to harness and support 2.4 million riders.

Raila also promises to maintain a data bank for skilled youths, sourcing, support, including extending specific incentives to SMEs run by craftsmen and artisans and ensure that their passions become professions, industries, and jobs.

Further,  he will create a Stand-alone Ministry for Youth Affairs and mainstream appointments for youths in the next government.

  Moreover, he will create a Youth Commission with equal representation of both genders.

 And task it with advancing the participation of the youth in all spheres of public and private life.

Additionally, he will create Tax Holiday for Youth enterprises- Minimise taxation of new and small youth-owned businesses by giving them a tax holiday of seven years.

 As well as extend tax incentives to organizations and companies that offer employment to the youths.

Nonetheless, he will redesign, revamp and relaunch Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO).

Other promises

Below is a list of other promises according to the presidential aspirant.

  • Review HELB Loan by expanding the limit to reflect the cost of living in Kenya as it evolves, removing the interest rates accrued and CRB listing of the graduates.
  •  Revamp, empower and activate the Youth One Stop Shops to provide strategic and youth-focused services like access to ICT, entrepreneurship training, guidance and counseling on drugs and substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
  • Activate Youth Internet Designate Spots/Zones across the country, with free internet and professional guidance services for youths to access the internet for jobs and other opportunities.
  •  Re-Engineer the National Youth Service, devolve its campuses to all the 47 counties in collaboration with the county governments, and put it in charge of mandatory induction and community Services across the country.
  •  Design a policy for Youth leaders Program, both global and local by supporting 1000 youth every year with paid internships in UN and other international agencies across the world to enable them to grow and be infused with best practices by developed countries.
  •  With the help of the National government and Private sector, roll out a 10,000 Per year Kenya National Youth Internship Program (KNIP).
  • Revamping Industries across the 47 counties for MADE IN KENYA products to provide employment opportunities for the youth and make use of and perfect their skills. 
  •  Maintain data bank on skilled youth, source support, including extending specific incentives to SMEs ran by craftsmen and artisans, ensuring their passions become professions, industries, and jobs.
  •  Pursue Youth Jobs Immigration program to review the quality of jobs offered to the Kenyan youth abroad, ensure the security of young Kenyans taking up such jobs and make the entire process friendly, transparent, and accountable.
  •  Review and Reform the Youth Empowerment Development Fund (YEDF) – Ensure credit access is youth-friendly, flexible, and accessible to individual Youths, youth groups, and youth-owned SMEs.
  • Create Toll-Free Youth Call Centre – Have a digital platform that allows any young person to get any information on Youth Opportunities across Government departments on their phone.

According to the  2019 Housing and Population Census, 13.6 million of Kenya’s population is aged between 18 and 34 years.

With  35.7 million other  Kenyans falling between 0-35 years.