Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago EGH has called on the youth to stay focused and keep off practices that can derail them from paths to better futures.
The Governor spoke this as he addressed youth absorbed by the County Government of Uasin Gishu into this year’s Internship Program.
The interns, totaling to 700 are relishing a year-long paid internship program that majorly seeks to add work experience into their portfolios. Uasin Gishu pioneered the program in 2018.
Addressing interns who have been attending a Public Service Ethics Training at the Agricultural Training Centre-Chebororwa, Mandago advised them to keep their focus.
You are now starting a whole of internship, working either with the County Government of Uasin Gishu or posted elsewhere far away from home,” said Mandago.
“This period will be very important in your life and it calls for determination, discipline and focus.”
He adds: “Stay away from alcohol, drugs and any other practice that can derail you from the focus to building that future you always want to enjoy.”
“They say if you want to break a bull’s head, get an axe but if you want to destroy a man’s head, give him alcohol. Stay away from it.”
The County Boss also asked the interns to practice integrity and hard work since this period will determine the fate of their employment.
“Our stakeholders supporting our program and companies that will absorb you are equally potential employers,” he advises.
If you work hard and be diligent in your work, who knows? maybe they will be tempted to retain you,” advised Mandago as he wrapped up a motivating unscripted speech.
Chief Officer for Public Service Management, Ann Koech, HR director Irene Kapting’ei, Chebororwa ATC Principal Reuben Seroney among other officers were present.