By county diary correspondent.
Governor Ngilu’s youths prosperity and wealth creation plans taking shape
Kitui County government Chief Executive for Education, ICT and Youth Development David Kivoto today at his office held a meeting with International Labour Organization (ILO) officials on fundraising to support youth skills development. The initiative targets to empower unemployed youths through apprenticeship skills training in the next 4 years. This will open employment opportunities for the youths.
The CECM also met South Eastern Kenya University Dean of ICT to discuss about the training of 100 youths on computer and printers maintenance/repair and additional 50 youths to be trained in artisanal (small-scale) mining.
Later Mr. Kivoto visited Makinga Engineering in Nairobi to agree on acquisition of soil stabilized blocks machines. Governor Charity Ngilu’s government has adequate plans to support youths with equipments to make building bricks and blocks using locally available materials. Currently the county loses huge amounts of money and employment opportunities through purchasing building stones which are acquired from outside the county!
Lastly, Kivoto held a meeting with 3 garment making factory proprietors to plan on how 150 more youths will be trained to manufacture garments for use by schools and other institutions within the county. Recently 120 youths from the county graduated in garment making from Nakuru County through funding by the County Government of Kitui. The programme will stop the export of uniforms and other cloths from other counties hence enriching Governor Ngilu’s plans of Buy Kitui…Build Kitui for wealth creation.
ICT and Youth Development Chief Officer Geoffrey Changangu accompanied Mr. Kivoto during the chain of meetings.