Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago EGH has applauded the Inua Mama, Jenga Taifa Mashinani initiative for empowering the lives and livelihoods of women, youths, and people with disabilities in the county.
I want to thank my Woman Representative for this initiative since it deals directly with the problems facing the three special groups and give solutions to their problems. Thank you for that,” Governor Mandago said.
He spoke when he hosted the Inua Mama, Jenga Taifa in the County on Saturday.
You chose the right thing, and you chose to focus on the reality and problems affecting Kenyans. As the county government I will give support for the initiative because many lives are being touched and transformed,” he added.
The Inuna Mama, Jenga Taifa mashinani parliamentary women group now says they are focusing on empowering women at the grassroots.
The group that comprises over 50 MPs both nominated and elected in the Senate and National Assembly toured Uasin Gishu and Elgeiyo Marakwet counties Saturday, where they expressed willingness to support women groups, youth, and people living with disabilities.
Speaking at Central primary school playgrounds, the groups’ chair Alice Wahome said that they have come to the realization that women have in the past been used by the political class only to be abandoned when the elections are over.
Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Shollei (Host) said women in the rural areas play a key role in putting food on the table and that is why they have come up to empower them so that they can also provide for their families.
47 groups of women, youths, and people with disabilities in Uasin Gishu benefited from the Inua Mama, Jenga Taifa.
They were given welding machines, car wash machines, sewing machines, brick welding machines, and Meko jikos.