Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna has urged youths to take up online jobs to gain income during this pandemic period.
The Covid 19 Pandemic resulted in mass job losses due to some strained economic period. However Oguna says there was improvement for online workers to access opportunities such as transcription, digital marketing, data entry and management etc.
Speaking with youths from low income settlement in Bondeni Nakuru, Oguna said that the government had facilitated access to digital opportunities through the Ajira Digital program.
He also urged the youths to take advantage of the active state-sponsored initiative such as the uwezo fund and the Kenya Youth Employment Opportunities Program(KYEOP)
“1.2 Kenyan youths are currently making a living through online jobs, As the world struggles with socio-economic challenges brought by covid 19-Pandemic, Online workers have not been affected because their workspace is safe to conduct business and deliver services,” Said Oguna in reference to Ajira.
He added that Kenyan youth constitute 75 percent and should adapt to the digital economy and embrace alternative employment.
“We aim to equip more Kenyan youths with skills that will enable them, to earn from digital and digitally-enabled jobs. We are delighted to formalize and operationalize yet another digital club to train, link youths to various online jobs and enable them to earn decent wages,” Said Oguna.
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