The Treasury PS Dr. Francis Muthui officially launched Kyuso Empowerment Centre in Kyuso Town, Mwingi North Subcounty in a series of youth activities taking place during this year’s International Youth Week.
The launch is in line with this year’s (2019) International Youth Day theme ‘Transforming Education’ through ensuring youth in the rural areas have access to ICT facilities.
Dr. Muthui has urged the youth to make good use of the empowerment facility to make sure that they get jobs online through applying and expand their networks.
“Young people need to use ICT properly to enrich their information bank. Most of them misuse social media to abuse leaders or sharing obscenities instead of using it to their benefit.” The PS said.
On his part, Kitui County Chief Officer for ICT and Youth Development Mr. Geoffrey Changangu pleaded with the young people to embrace various training opportunities provided by the county government.
Changing stated that many young people have been trained as Artisanal Miners, Tailors, Bodaboda Riders (on road safety) and ICT experts. He reaffirmed Governor Charity Ngilu’s commitment in empowering the youth, adding that Kitui County Textile Centre has so far employed over 500 youth trained on garment making.
The county NYC Chapter Chairman HSC Aggrey Kavalu Nzomo lauded the county government through the focused leadership of Governor Ngilu for investing a lot in skills development.
“Three batches of cohorts who can provide online writing services have also been trained. This compliments with the Ajira program and other training provided through KEYOP among other initiatives” stated Mr. Nzomo.
The International Youth Day takes place in Matuga, Kwale County on Monday 12th August 2019 and will be graced by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.