Dec 18. 2014
His Excellency the Siaya governor has hosted a group of more than 30 representatives of various boda boda groups. The youths had paid him a courtesy call to discuss the way forward regarding youth involvement in the transport sector and areas of support. The county is already undertaking trainings on entrepreneurship and access to the tendering process. The trainings have targeted all the 6 Siaya sub counties and is expected to increase the participation of young people in the procurement process. The county government has set aside tenders worth over 400 million shillings for special groups i.e women, youth and persons with disabilities. The county has also set aside funds to train more than 400 youths on road safety to reduce accident related deaths and also help them access driving licenses. The Governor encouraged the youths to join existing or register SACCOs to help them mobilize resources.