Youth talent program launched in Mombasa

Norwegian ambassador Victor Ronneberg and HAKI Africa diretor Khalid Hussein unveiling the new youth centre. PHOTO: HILLARY MAKOKHA.

Mombasa, KENYA: The government of Norway has funded Amani Mashinani project to nurture over one thousand youth talents in Mombasa County.

Norwegian ambassador victor Ronneberg said the government of Norway is committed to ensure Kenya is safe and the youth are doing productive initiatives which will help in their future life.

“We are working closely with the government of Kenya to ensure we end violence, extremism and drug abuse among youths,” said Ronneberg.

The project set to promote peace is initiated by a Non governmental Organisation Haki Africa and it has enrolled one thousand one hundred youths.

Meanwhile, Mombasa County government has urged the youth to register groups of at least ten members and apply for the youth fund from the national government and County government.

Speaking during the opening of Amani Mashinani center in Mvita constituency, Mombasa County Chief officer for the department of youth in Mombasa Rajab Iddi urged youths to get involved in informal work.

“White caller jobs are no longer there, let us get involved in informal jobs and we will make money,” said Idd.

Over 700 drug addicts in Mombasa are enroled in rehabilitation programme while over ten thousand people are still using drugs.