Rachel Ruto has urged has urged women and youth groups in the country to come up with viable ideas to make it easier for them to access the recently launched Ksh 6 billion Uwezo Fund. The Deputy President William Ruto's wife dismissed claims that the Uwezo Fund will be given free to youth and women groups stating that the money was an interest-free loan.
'The money under the recently launched Uwezo Fund will not be free money but a loan without interest,' Mrs. Ruto said. Mrs. Ruto made the remarks at Likuyani Primary School in Kakamega County today Wednesday during the launch of the community's Light Centre and maternity screening camp.
She commended Philips Lights Centre for developing the solar powered lighting project for Likuyani community saying it is cheap and reliable for rural economic development. She said the availability of solar powered lighting project in the area will go a long way in enabling students and the community to engage in economic activities which can uplift their livelihoods.
'It impressing that Philips has reaffirmed its commitment to improve access to healthcare and to provide energy efficient lighting solutions to communities in Kenya,' said Mrs. Ruto. Mrs Ruto also praised the Jubilee government's laptop project saying that it will boost education standards in all parts of the country.
'The Jubilee Government promised to implement the laptop programme and availability of the solar power with the collaboration of Philips among other power generating companies. This will make the dream come true,' said Mrs. Ruto