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Call On Gov’t To Provide Universal Education To Adress Poverty Levels

Call On Gov’t To Provide Universal Education To Adress Poverty Levels

As the world marks International Poverty Eradication Day, the National Council of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) has urged the government to address the issue of unemployment and high levels of poverty in Kenya.

Speaking today at Nyayo House in Nairobi, Council Chairperson Steven Cheboi suggested ways to combat unemployment by providing free access to universal education for youth to gain knowledge and new skills.

He went on to say that young people should not only look for white-collar jobs, but also explore technical fields such as agriculture and others.

“We plead with the government to make sure they fulfill their promises of coming up with employment strategies for the youth made during the election campaign period,” stated Cheboi.

Food security, according to the Chairperson, is required in the country for people to have access to a sufficient quantity of affordable nutritious food.

Furthermore, Cheboi stated that digging proper wells and dams for irrigation will solve the issue of food scarcity in drought-stricken areas while also creating job opportunities for farmers, particularly in Kenya’s Northern Region.

He advised Kenyans to properly utilize their land by employing effective farming techniques to plant abundant food in the country and to avoid destroying the country’s forest cover.

Cheboi urged county-level stakeholders and well-established NGOs to get involved and support poverty eradication.

“City counties including Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, and upcoming city counties should make sure that there are no slums in the near future,” he said.

Cheboi urged all non-governmental organizations to collaborate closely with the government to create business environments that provide opportunities for youth employment, preventing them from engaging in criminal activity.

This, according to Cheboi, would solve both the unemployment problem and lower the country’s crime rate.

The Chairperson encouraged partner NGO organizations in the field to work with both national and county governments to alleviate poverty across the country.

Call On Gov’t To Provide Universal Education To Adress Poverty Levels

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