Uasin Gishu County Executive in charge of ICT, Trade and Industrialization Dr. Emily Kogos has challenged the youth to embrace technology as it is the only direction the world is heading on matters innovation and wealth creation.
Speaking on Friday in Moi University during the launch of a mobile App dubbed Masiz Pamoja International, Kogos said it is high time the youth take up digital innovations.
She reiterated the county’s plans of establishing a youth innovation centre for the youth to exercise their innovation programs.
Soon we will invite all youth with innovative programs and ideas for competition. From among the participants, the best with innovative ideas will be awarded” said Dr. Kogos
Masiz mobile App will help the students and any other person report on issues of sexual harassment.
Professor Catherine kiprop who is the institution’s director in charge of gender and equality said the App will help in mainstreaming on all gender issues especially within the university.
There is always some fear of when and who to report to when such incidences happen. But with this app in place, all gender issue will be found here” said prof Kiprop
On her part, the CECM for Water and Environment Mary Njogu asked the students to focus on their priorities adding that different background upbringing does not block anyone from achieving their set goals.
The app will also contain information on sexual reproductive and health rights.
The App was developed by 14 students from the Department of Information Science.