The government will set up specialized counseling units in all Youth Empowerment Centers across the country to offer guidance and counseling services to young people as a way of curbing cases of suicides and murders.
The Principal Secretary for Youth Affairs Dr. Francis Owino said the government was concerned by the rise in suicide incidences amongst the youth in the county.
Speaking in Mwatate town during the opening of a Youth Empowerment Centre that cost 5 million shillings, Owino said his ministry would partner with stakeholders to source for the counselors.
Mwatate Youth Empowerment Center is among the 21 centers operationalised by the government to promote talent amongst the youth.
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The centres will also promote creation of employment through enhancing online jobs under the Ajira Digital Programme.
The PS said that operationalization of the Centers had cost the government 21 million shillings in terms of construction and equipping them.
In 2019/2020 fiscal year, the government has set aside 152 million Shillings to revamp and operationalize over 60 empowerment centers.
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