The County Youth Service and Women Empowerment Programme (CYSWEP) will soon be restructured to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. This was revealed by the County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Social Services, Sports, Youth, Gender and Culture Mr Mophat Mandela while opening a capacity building meeting for CYSWEP Officers on Monday.

Mr Mandela stated that the restructuring will see the programme operate within the confines of the Law, as highlighted in the County Youth Service and Women Empowerment Act No 2019. Its, he emphasized, is not only to create employment opportunities for residents but also empower young men and women with vocational and technical skills acquired from County Polytechnics; as underscored in H.E Governor Fernandes Barasa’s Manifesto under the Wealth creation and Social Development pillars.

Mr. Mandela regretted that there has been delays in remittance of emoluments to the Officers and expressed optimism that the restructuring will address that challenge. However, he called for discipline from the beneficiaries and the need them to enhance service delivery for the benefit of Kakamega County residents.

The workshop that was also attended by Chief Officer for Sports, Youth and Library Services Mr Joseph Abucheri saw participants trained on the programme’s Legal Framework, Work conduct and welfare, Reporting structure as well as the Recruitment process and guidelines among others.

Director CYSWEP Mr Daniel Musita and the Deputy Director of Administration Mr Cyril Mululu were also in attendance.