Uasin Gishu Governor H. E Hon Jackson Mandago has asked the youth not to engage in vices that may ruin their lives in the long run.
Speaking to interns currently undertaking their induction exercise at Chebororwa ATC, Governor Mandago said that vices such as corruption and drug abuse ruin live by killing dreams and brains.
He said that the youth of this Country prefer to take shortcuts by living beyond their means hence engaging in corrupt deals so as to sustain the superficial lifestyle.
The County boss said that the internship was meant to equip the graduates with practical skills to supplement the knowledge acquired in universities and other institutions of higher learning. He added that the stipend given out to the interns was enough to support them during the internship period.
He challenged the interns to take up positions available outside Uasin Gishu County saying that this would enhance national cohesion.
Mandago reminded the interns that if they work hard during their internship, the employers may consider giving them jobs. “Make your presence felt in the various organizations you get posted to. In so doing, employers will have no reason for letting you go. “Mandago added.
The KU Alumni further disclosed the decision to have the interns onboard was arrived at after considering many factors and so the need to take it seriously was important.
He cautioned the interns against using drug and substance abuse during the internship saying they stand to lose the confidence of various employers.
On the other hand, board chair Mr. Joseph Tanui disclosed that the County Government has entered into an agreement with various organizations outside Uasin Gishu County which will absorb 350 interns.
He thanked the Governor for giving the board the mandate to implement the initiative.
“I wish at this juncture to thank the Governor for he is the brainchild behind this noble and timely idea,” Said the former athlete.