Kwale women, youth urged to apply for government funds

A grant cheque presented to groups by Kwale women representative Zuleikha Juma at Kinango sub-county./Brivian Simiyu

Kwale, KENYA: Kwale women representative Zuleikha Juma has urged more women, youth and people living with disabilities to apply for national government affirmative action fund (NGAAF) grants.

Speaking in Kinango sub-county where she disbursed the NGAAF grants to groups, Zuleikha said the funds were meant to improve the livelihoods of the marginalized groups within their respective areas.

About 76 women, youths and people with special ability received a total of 10,441,500 grant to help them do table banking and initiate development projects.

Zuleikha said that her office has given out NGAAF forms across the county so that more groups can apply for the funds.

Kwale county NGAAF coordinator Victor Nyanje said that groups which benefit from the funds should adhere to their initial plans of projects.

“Groups should use the funds for the purpose they originally took them for, if it is table banking do just that and those who applied funds for projects should not change their plans,” he said.

James Dzenene from Mtaa Pesa church group and is a beneficiary of the grants.

“We got 250,000 for a project to buy a water tank for our church,” he said.