It was a dream comes true for hundreds of bodaboda operators in Kigumo constituency as they graduated to being competent riders in a youth empowerment programme courtesy of the area MP Hon. Ruth Mwaniki and NTSA Kenya.
The ceremony was presided over by Cabinet Secretary for the public service youth and gender affairs CS prof. Margaret Kobia, and Murang’a women Rep. Sabina Chege.
Hon. Ruth Mwaniki reminded Kigumo citizens that, Youth empowerment was a key agenda to her manifesto and strengthens the youth economically.
Over 600 bodaboda operators could not have afforded to join a driving school due to the harsh economy to the common wanjiku benefited from the programme.
They underwent successful training in road safety, alcohol and drug abuse and healthy living. They were also capacitated on entrepreneurship skills.
Kigumo bodaboda Sacco
The bodaboda fraternity had more to celebrate as their Sacco was launched and were boosted with a seed capital of 300, 000. As they continue to save in their SACCO, this will ensure that not only they have access to cheap loans but they can also engage in group investment.
Bonus after bonus
After the successful training each rider was issued with motorist attires; a helmet, reflector jacket and a trouser in accordance with the NTSA guidelines, driving license and certificate in road safety.
The ceremony was graced by various investment and government institutions among them AMICA SACCO, Youth Enterprise Development Fund, GAAF, Uwezo Fund, Majani, Women Enterprise Fund where we issued cheques to various women and youth groups.