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Factor youth needs in county plans - 11 months ago, 19 Mar 01:21

By: Evelyn Samba

The county governments are getting down to work, serving wananchi. At the top of their to-do list, as required by law (the County Governments Act, 2012 ), is to develop integrated plans commonly referred to as the county integrated development plans. The CIDP is effectively the county’s strategic plan. The plan ought to show well-defined goals and objectives, a costed implementation plan, a framework for monitoring and evaluation and clear reporting mechanisms. It is the CIDP that then informs the county’s annual budget. Unfortunately, there is a real danger that young people’s needs will not be adequately considered in the CIDPs, and subsequent annual budgets. Those who make decisions about public policy are middle-aged to older Kenyans. The National Manpower Survey Basic Report published by the government in 2014 showed that only three out of 10 ( 29 per cent) employees in government were aged below 35. We must do ...
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