The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Taita Aspirant Promises to Tap Talents

Taita Taveta women representative aspirant Joyce Lay yesterday said she has created employment for local youth. Responding to questions from local residents during a vetting forum in Wundanyi, Lay said she will ensure more jobs are created in the region if she gets elected.

"I have opened several M-Pesa shops in the county's four constituencies where several youth have been employed. I partnered with other investors to start the Maziwa Taita Trust where our dairy farmers have a stable market for their milk and locals employed," Lay said.

She promised to ensure that youth talents in the region were exploited. "We are planning to start programmes that tap youth talents in sports, music and drama," Lay said.

The aspirant said there is need to tap the tourism potential in the region to create more wealth. "Tourism is the mainstay of Kenya's economy.Taita has several tourist attractions that can bring millions of revenue," she said.

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