Youths From Kisii County have welcomed the move in which the county is set to host the International Youth Day on 12th August 2018 at Gusii stadium.
Led by Kisii County Youth President Denis Orioki, he said that all systems have been put in place for the big day. He has encouraged youths to take advantage of this day which is meant to create awareness on issues affecting them and how they should be addressed.
“We want to confirm that youth leadership in the county is well prepared. The theme of this year being ‘safe the space for the youths’ we hope that youths are going to utilize this space by interacting with Government organs and investors,” Orioki said
Orioki who was addressing the media in Kisii town on Monday, alongside other youths from various groups welcomed all youths from all parts of the country to take up the opportunity.
Kisii University students Finance Secretary, Wangari Kariuki said that they are hoping that President Uhuru Kenyatta will fulfill the promises since he is the chief Guest.
“We are ready for the day and we welcome President Kenyatta as we believe that he is going to help us to complete the construction of ICT centre at the University,I therefore request him to pass by at the university,” she said
The chairman National youth council Kisii county Abel Ongeri added that all is set for the big day.
“I want to inform youths that all systems have been put in place ,and I encourage them to use that day to interact with investors for their space.”
Asha Moronya chairman Gusii youth Bunge Sacco also said that it’s time for the youths to realize the existing financial opportunities and take advantage of them. He added that Long term investment decisions are mostly enhanced through loaning.
The day will also facilitate a dialogue on safe spaces between governments, UN agencies, academia, civil society, and -most importantly- youth groups, with the goal of offering practical solutions to the challenges of creating youth-friendly spaces.
The event aims to promote youth engagement and empowerment by exploring the role of safe spaces in contributing to freedom of expression, mutual respect and constructive dialogue. The discussions will be focused on four major topics: civic spaces, public spaces, digital spaces, and youth-friendly physical spaces .