Over 80 women groups, 23 youth groups and close to 15 groups of persons living with disability in Nakuru County have benefited from the National Government Affirmative Action Fund-NGAAF.
Speaking on Wednesday during the issuance of the cheques to the various groups, Nakuru Woman Representative Liza Chelule lauded the NGAAF stating that the fund has helped transform lives of the vulnerable groups.
Chelule calling on the various groups to make good use of the fund by ensuring they engage in projects that can transform their lives.
The total amount of funds disbursed currently in Nakuru County amounting to Kshs.17 million.
“My appeal to the groups is to ensure that they use the funds in more prudent manner to transform themselves” she said.
Several students were also handed their bursary cheques with the Nakuru Woman Rep revealing that close to Kshs.3 million has been disbursed in Nakuru county.
She called on the students to remain focus in their studies and shun any activities that might harm their excellence in academics.
The National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) which falls under the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs was enacted through Legal Notice No.24 of the Public Finance Management Act, 2012 and published on 13th February 2015.
The Fund is governed by the Public Finance Management Act, 2012, and Public Finance Management (National Government Affirmative Action Development Fund), Regulations 2016.
The Fund is a product of Constitution in support of the Government’s commitment to putting in place measures to redress past disadvantages among certain segments of our population.
It is also anchored on the Vision 2030 development blue print under the Social Pillar to address the plight of vulnerable groups through enhanced access to financial facilities for socio-economic empowerment among women, youth, Persons with Disabilities, needy children and elderly persons in the country. It also provides an avenue for promotion of enterprise and value addition initiatives.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Nakuru Woman Rep Liza Chelule addressing media outside her Nakuru office.