June 13, 2024
Gov't Gives Bizarre Request To Kenyans In Diaspora

Gov’t Gives Bizarre Request To Kenyans In Diaspora

The Ministry of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs has recognized Kenyans in the diaspora as a valuable resource for finding job opportunities for residents returning home.

Diaspora Affairs Principal Secretary Roseline Njogu made the announcement on Tuesday, May 28, at a diaspora engagement forum in Minnesota, United States.

According to PS Njogu, this will support the government’s efforts to eradicate unemployment.

“The government is doing all it can to address the issue of unemployment back home by seeking to engage Kenya’s skilled, talented and resilient youthful population through sourcing for gainful employment opportunities,” the PS stated. 

She noted that her State Department was also working to protect the rights and well-being of Kenyans in the diaspora.

Aside from creating employment prospects for Kenyans back home, diasporans were asked to contribute to the labor mobility debate.

President William Ruto’s administration is working with numerous countries to establish labor agreements that will allow Kenya to export 2,500 individuals per week to work overseas.

The Kenya Kwanza administration sees this as a method to not only eliminate unemployment but also increase the country’s economy through diaspora remittances.

Already, the administration is finalizing labor accords with Canada, Germany, Israel, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Oman, among others.

Aside from discussing labour mobility, Kenyans in the diaspora were also encouraged to participate in skill and knowledge transfer.

Economically, PS Njogu stated that Kenyans working overseas should consider investing at home, noting that there were several chances in various areas.

‘Those eager to invest were asked to consider placing their money into Special Economic Zones, Agriculture, Information Communication and Technology.

Gov’t Gives Bizarre Request To Kenyans In Diaspora

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