The National Employment Authority has been challenged to up its game in creation and search for employment jobless youth.
Speaking at the official launch of National Employment authority (NEA) , Labor Cs Ukur told NEA that it was slacking in implementing its mandate of creation of employment for the youth.
Ukur urged the authority to create synergy with other stakeholders in order to ensure smooth implementation of strategic the 2018-2022 plan launched.
“The quality of the plan cannot be compared to any other in the region, the challenge is implementation. Every new leadership initiates new plans instead of continuing existing programs,” Ukur said.
Among other mandates NEA has includes registration of employment agencies and management of foreign employment. Currently there are 117 registered private agencies with potential of promoting millions of jobs for the youth.
Ukur urged NEA to work hard in creating employment through these agencies. “Assuming that these 117 agencies all provide 10,000 jobs every year, a million kenyans will be finding placements abroad. “ Ukur said
In 2019 alone, NEA aims to create 1.2 million jobs for the Kenyan youth largely for placements outside the country.
The annual remittance from foreign markets in the year 2018 was estimated at Sh210 billion. The ministry of Labor wants these remittances from foreign markets and tax revenue within the country to grow so as to match their ambitions and plans.