President William Ruto with Women Representatives from all the 47 counties at State House Nairobi. PHOTO: PCS

The National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) will be increased by Ksh1 billion to Ksh3 billion in the next financial year.

President William Ruto said the enhancement of the funds will help address the plight of the vulnerable.

He explained that the increment will also provide an avenue for the promotion of enterprises and value addition initiatives.

“Empowering women is a socio-economic investment that will always deliver a wholesome return; it multiplies opportunity, expands incomes and improves the welfare of the society,” Ruto stated

The President made the remarks on Thursday at State House, Nairobi, when he hosted Woman Representatives drawn from all the 47 counties.

He challenged the women leaders to be at the centre in promoting local manufacturers while acquiring the sanitary towels.

“I also urge you to step up and help in the fight against teenage pregnancies and female genital mutilation."

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