The County Government of Uasin Gishu has outlined technical skills and sports as among the strategies to work and resolve youth unemployment.
Speaking on Friday as he flagged off 900 youth who have been sponsored to acquire driving courses, Governor Jonathan Bii said his administration is working to empower the youth.
Through the acquisition of technical skills, he said, the skilled will be better placed to pick employment in construction, manufacturing and processing, which are national government agendas that will get big funding.
Governor Bii also added that sports will be another plan that his government will be betting on to empower the youth. He said football and basketball tourneys will be rolled out at the grassroots for the identification and nurturing of talent.
If we can help these youth to get skills, they will be well placed to get employment with the world moving to industrialization.”
Deputy Governor, Eng John Barorot said: “The County Government has set great plans to help these youth people to build and earn from their talents.”
Uasin Gishu Assembly chair of the youth and sports committee, Gilbert Lagat, said the legislature is working closely with the executive on empowerment programs.
County Executive for Youth and Sports, Eng Lucy Ng’endo, said the department will work to ensure that the youth empowerment policies are implemented.
Chief Officer, Nahum Jelagat, called on the youth to take advantage of government programs like technical education sponsorships. Members of the County Assembly, County executives, Chief Officers and directors attended the launch.
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