Ngilu, scouts partner in Kitui Town cleanup
Mon 18th Feb, 2019
By Philip Muteti.
Governor Charity Ngilu’s administration today partnered with Kenya Scouts Movement in an extensive cleanup of Kitui Town.
Addressing the press at Central Primary School after the cleaning exercise, the County Scouts Commissioner Susan Ngare said the cleanup was part of their environmental conservation drive.
“The cleanup was part of our efforts to work hand in hand with the local community towards achieving and sustaining clean and conducive surroundings,” she said.
Ms Ngare added that the endeavor was also aimed at instilling a sense of responsibility in young children who are also members of the scouts outfit.
“We are also keen to teach our children to be responsible citizens who are mindful of the environment. We also urge parents to allow more of their children to join the scouts movement,” she emphasized.
She as well hailed the county government for its continued support of the outfit’s programmes.
“The Governor, who is also our Patron, has been particularly supportive and we can’t thank her enough,” said the Commissioner.
She said though Governor Ngilu was out of the country on official trip, the scouts received immense support from the various county ministries during the cleanup drive.
The county government provided us with staff as well as assorted equipment to facilitate the cleanup and we are really grateful for the support,” she acknowledged.
Moreover, Ms Ngare hinted on plans to recruit over 85,000 scouts in Kitui County by November as part of the targeted 4 million nationally as directed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the national KSM patron.