Chief administrative Secretary in the president’s office, Rachel Shebesh has challenged Kisii women to form and register their groups so that they can benefit from Government resources.
Speaking in Kisii sports club on Thursday when she disbursed a total of sh. 5.6 million to 18 women groups from the county, Shebesh attributed the low interest in the money from the region unlike other regions which has benefited more for having more registered groups.
“I challenge more women more so from Kisii region which is believed to have hardworking people to form more group so that they can benefit from this government resources which is meant for empowering them,” she said.
However the CAS added that failure of having more groups from the region is a result of laxity among group leaders and ignorance.
She therefore told grass root public officers to mount a sensitization campaign aimed at ensuring economically disadvantaged women are registered in groups in large numbers.
“I also challenge leaders and group leaders to make sure they sensitize residents about this funds so that they can form groups which will help them to apply,” added Rachel.
She added that the women elsewhere in the country were thirsty for the empowerment money,their Kisii counterparts seemed to take no advantage of the facility.
According to her, applications from other regions is impressing for instance sh. 46 million for Kiambu and sh 39million for Nyeri while Kakamega receiving sh. 33.6 million
“In the two months have been in other regions ,women have real benefit,am just wondering why Kisii women are not forming groups,” She said.
The secretary revealed the fund had capacity to enhance the allocations urging the women to emulate their colleagues who had succeeded in fund’s utilization.
Kisii county women representative Ong’era echoed similar sentiments and challenged the women to seek assistance from the local Huduma Mashinani centre to register and increase their groups’ members.
Onge’ra thanked president Uhuru Kenyatta for coming to the aid of the girl-child learners by retaining them in school through free provision of sanitary towels.
Deputy governor, Joash Maangi disclosed establishment of a county empowerment kitty in which women, youths and the disabled will benefit alongside the Women enterprise fund.
Godfrey Kigochi Kisii county commissioner, said stakeholders will be mobilized to identify causes for poor enrollment of women in the WEF with a view to tackling them.
He pointed out that the sanitary towels distributed recently by the national government will reach the beneficiaries maintaining that any irregularities will be dealt with accordingly.