The Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts revealed Tuesday it is working on the amendment of the Youth Development Bill to ensure youth development.
Principal Secretary State Department for Youth Affairs and the Art Ismail Maalim said that the ministry is working to enhance the recognition of the position of the youth in the government.
Maalim was speaking Tuesday at Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi during the launch of Parent’s Digital Literacy Programme PaDiL.
“We are working on The Kenya Youth Development Bill which will operationalize specific articles in the Constitution pertaining to Youth Development,” he said.
Maalim said the government recognizes young people as torchbearers for achieving its plan and Vision 2030 Agenda.
“The State Department for Youth Affairs and the Arts is therefore committed to ensuring that the Youth take their rightful place and position in National development. This they can do only when they are nurtured with constructive digital content.”
He noted that their contribution is vital in achieving Sustainable Development Goals.
The PS said the use of ICTs, including social media, has become pervasive across the country, especially among the youth and children.
Many youths have invested their time on social media to become influencers amid the increased joblessness and hopelessness in the country.
Maalim further commended the major digital platform operators, namely Netflix, Google, and TikTok, for their support and continued collaboration with the government through our various state agencies, in driving the child online protection agenda and ensuring a balance between business and the safety of our children in the digital space.
Kenya is celebrating the 10th commemoration of Safer Internet Day under the theme: “Together for a safer internet”.