Contribution of national youth fund in Mandera East District, North Eastern Province Of Kenya, 2007- 2010

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
This research is a descriptive survey that aimed to establish the contribution of youth fund to creation of employment among the youths in Mandera East district. It also determined the relative importance of the identified challenges facing the youth and the youth fund in the district. The study targeted youth fund disbursement and management in Mandera East district. Purposive sampling was used to select four divisions within the district, from the seven available administrative units of the district. The researcher used research assistants to administer questionnaires to 30 respondents from the four divisions. Empirical data collected was then analyzed using qualitative and quantitative methods. Descriptive words, bar graphs, pie charts and tables were used to present and interpret the data. A survey carried out indicated that there are challenges and constraints to youth fund disbursement and management in Mandera East district. An overview ofthe findings indicated that the important factors affecting the youth fund are as follows; lack of adequate capital to run the enterprises effectively, lack of credit facilities to support the youth, lack of enterprise management training, competition from already established enterprises, poor marketing strategy, variance in educational level of its members, gender imbalance, and rural urban imbalance The study recommends the opening of a learning resource centre for the youth. Measures should also be put in place to enhance dissemination of important policy, managerial and regulatory information to the youth group leaders. In conclusion, the government must put in place better youth fund disbursement and management policies that are geared towards optimal allocation of resources to youth development enterprise that will hasten development among the youths in the district.
A Thesis Presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of the Degree Master of Business administration
National, Youth, Fund