(Xinhua) -- Kenya will tap into entrepreneurial
skills of the youth to hasten implementation of its major growth
agenda, officials said on Friday ahead of World Youth Day to be
marked on Sunday.
Margaret Kobia, the Cabinet Secretary
for Youth and Gender Affairs, said enactment of youth friendly
policies and legislation will enhance their contribution to the
country’s socio-economic transformation agenda.
“We are committed to holistic
development of the youth and harnessing their innovations is key
to realize the Big Four Agenda and vision 2030 goals,” Kobia
She spoke at an International Youth
Day preparatory summit organized by UN agencies that sought to
elevate the visibility of this demographic in efforts to achieve
the green and sustainability agenda.
President Uhuru Kenyatta will on
Sunday grace the International Youth Day celebrations in the
western Kenyan county of Kisii to reaffirm his commitment to
include this critical age group in his transformative agenda.