Vihiga county residents have all reasons to smile after their county Member of Parliament also known as Women Rep, Beatrice Adagala on Thursday launched National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) worth 3 Million that will aid 261 students in secondary schools, technical schools.
The beneficiaries included the disabled students studying within and outside the county. Also, those who benefited from the funds include Bodaboda operators who got total funding throughout the driving school.
During the launch, the woman rep presented cheques to secondary school students and bodaboda operators. She urged parents to enroll their children in schools as a way of fighting poverty in the county. Mrs. Adagala presided over the fund’s launch on Thursday at Mukuli Salvation in Sabatia sub-county.
She was accompanied by county NGAAF management officers and several members of county assemblies. The woman representative said that the bursary is, among other things, aimed at making sure that girls remain in school and consequently reduce teenage pregnancies and improve school transition rates.
The overworking county women representative Beatrice Adagala recently came to the aid of COTU general Francis Atwoli against attacks from team tanga tanga following his recent controversial statements over Dp Ruto’s 2022 fate.
She defended Atwoli claiming that Atwoli had a right to speak about his presidential candidate preference in 2022 or any other year. She told off Ruto’s allies saying they cant force a candidate down on them.