The move by government to promote business between Kenya and Uganda will improve employment for youth, Nairobi politician Francis Mwangi said yesterday.
Yesterday, he said many youths will be empowered if Kenya becomes an economic hub for the region. “The President and his team did a commendable job when they visited Uganda and with the deals, Kenya will soon be an economic hub,” Mwangi said.
He spoke to the Star in his office.
Mwangi said Cord should focus on how youths can benefit from such bilateral deals, instead of opposing them.
Cord leader Raila Odinga had on Tuesday criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta over a sugar deal with Uganda, warning it could lead to the total collapse of local millers.
“They should be happy that with products like sugar being available cheaply, it is for the good of everyone,” Mwangi said.
He urged youth to focus more on empowering themselves economically and taking advantage of various government programmes.