Mr Ngugi said that his ambition is to put up his own radio station which will not only be a station but also a source of employment to many. This will create more opportunities for the jobless youth.
The Programme is designed to identify entrepreneurs that have the potential to grow their businesses and collectively generate 1,000,000 new jobs, that can contribute at least $10 billion in additional revenues to the African economy.
In this month alone, seven boda boda riders have been murdered in the course of their duty, by robbers who posed as customers. A boda boda rider is more likely to be attacked by a ‘customer’ than knocked down by a car on Kisumu’s roads.
On traffic jams that bedevil the region, Ms Mwangi said even this can be turned into opportunity. She said that while there are many vehicles in the country, there are few auto mechanics because of lack of technical know-how of repairing them and so there are few auto garages.
Joining Yali is very easy. One can just visit the website and apply from there. In fact the 12th cohort has just been closed. It is the only such centre in East Africa and covers 14 countries and for every selection, 81 are shortlisted for the training.
His most valuable lessons have come from interacting with successful people through whom he has learnt that one should never use the business proceeds to pay his rent or buy a car, thus learnt to draw a salary and reinvest into the business.
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