Equity to play key role in creating 5 million jobs for young Kenyans

Capitalfm | June 24, 2019

Equity to play key role in creating 5 million jobs for young Kenyans
The skills gained will be instrumental in the execution of this program while the high investment in digitization and virtualization of the banking services will aid the efficient provision of services to the target beneficiaries across the country.With an expansive branch and agency network in the country, coupled with a highly skilled talent force in entrepreneurship training, youth empowerment, mentorship and relationship management, Equity is well positioned to be an implementing partner of the Young Africa Works in Kenya,” said Mwangi.While launching the program, President Uhuru Kenyatta lauded partners, including Equity Bank Group, who will provide financial and digital literacy and entrepreneurship training to MSMEs to support owners to grow and sustain their businesses and to mentor other entrepreneurs in the network.When small firms and entrepreneurs access financial services, they obtain the resources they require to grow, expand into new markets and opportunities, create jobs and establish inter generational wealth, he added.

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VMware | October 28, 2021

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