Despite the improvement in the social sector,
women and the youth who make majority of the population remain vulnerable
because they have no stable sources of income. Many women are still dependent
on male incomes, men own and control land and decisions affecting women health
and child survivals are made by males. Worst of all the attitudes of the youth haven’t
yet changed to focus on the future other than looking for daily survival.
Agricultural production can employ majority
of the youth, but they have neglected this sector. There is urgent need to
induce the youth into this promising sector. Women who stay at home while men are away fishing need to gain more control of land and property plus the nature of housing in fish landing sites need to be de congested to provide room for a clean and hygienic environment.
Fishing has become a reserve for rich people, who can cruse into deep waters using motorized boats in search of better catches; the poor have no other options apart from tilling land for agriculture. Land and property rights issues are increasing due to large numbers seeking space for farming and other offshore activities