Makueni Deputy Governor Lucy Mulili has challenged youth to tap into any facilitative structures that both the national and county governments have put in place as a way of ensuring they invest in innovations and technologies to address unemployment.
Mulili noted that to tame the runaway unemployment in the County then the young people can use innovative skills in various sectors of the economy hence a change in economic development.
Speaking during an innovative fete at Greenpark, Wote, the DG disclosed that the County has youth who possess impressive innovative skills.
A Makueni youth group Patakitu innovation app among other two groups excelled in the South Eastern Regional innovation week challenge with each of the three groups getting prize rewards of sh. 900,000.
The App, offers small business owners and farmers a leveraged digital marketing solution for their businesses or farm produce.
During the celebration whose theme was ’Building economic resilience through innovation, other youth were also feted for their innovative solutions in tapping the existing potential in the ecosystem while creating a conducive environment for upcoming entrepreneurs.
The innovation challenge was supported by Association of Countrywide Innovation Hubs,UNDP,Konza Technopolis, Kenya Innovation Agency and Segal Foundation.