Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) CEO Ezra Chiloba has been appointed as member of Youth Enterprise Development Fund board.
Making the announcement, ICT CS Joe Mucheru said that Chiloba will serve for a period of three years.
The Youth Enterprise Development Fund is a state corporation under the Ministry of Public Service, Gender and Youth Affairs. It was gazetted on December 8, 2006 and then transformed into a State Corporation on May 11, 2007. The Fund is one of the flagship projects of Vision 2030, under the social pillar.
The Fund’s strategic focus is on enterprise development as a key strategy that will increase economic opportunities for, and participation by Kenyan Youth in nation building. The Fund seeks to create employment opportunities for young people through entrepreneurship and encouraging them to be job creators and not job seekers. It does this by providing easy and affordable financial and business development support services to youth who are keen on starting or expanding businesses.
Chiloba was unceremoniously sacked from IEBC in October 2018 after serving a three-month compulsory leave since April 2018, which was turned into a suspension on June 14, 2018.
Chiloba was sacked following a flawed procurement process before the 2017 general election, in which the presidential election was nullified and a repeat election done.