The cabinet has today (Thursday) approved a bill seeking to transform the National Youth Service into a corporate body.
The NYS 2018 bill, which is a memorandum from the Ministry of Youth and Public Service, states that the body will be led by a CEO as opposed to the current position of the Director-General.
As a move to curb corruption in the institution, the bill highligts a numer of crucial issues that will see to the success of its mission
It contains a raft of measures which will aim at strengthening the operations and management of NYS, among them the transformation of the department into a body corporate
It also aims at fixing the weaknesses identified in its structure which are a hindrance to the achievement of the agency’s mandate by addressing loopholes in the governance and monitoring aspects so as to curb corruption and other related malpractices.
Further, the bill seeks to align NYS to aspirations of the Government’s Big 4 Agenda as well as Kenya Vision 2030 development blueprint.