@TheStar

Uhuru roots for tech skills to drive big 4 agenda

1 weeks ago, 23:25

By: Pscu

The government has allocated Sh30 billion for vocational training and skills development to empower Kenyan youth with relevant entrepreneurial, President Uhuru Kenyatta said yesterday.

 The President said for the country to realise the Big 4 Agenda - health, housing, manufacturing and food security - there is need to provide the market with graduates with appropriate technical skills.

“It is in this context that my government is laying heavy emphasis on vocational training, “said the president.

 He said the amount allocated will cater for training in Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions, National Youth Service and polytechnics.

The President was speaking yesterday when he commissioned the 10,000 Kenya Commercial Bank 2jiajiri programme class of 2018 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

He said the government is committed to create a business environment where all Kenyans have equal opportunity to participate in nation building without any hindrance.

He said the training programmes are fashioned to empower the youth, women and persons with disabilities to enable them engage in business and other gainful employment.

 This, he said, includes reservation of thirty per cent of all government procurement opportunities for women, youth and persons with disabilities, devolution of some services and functions to counties, and increased resource allocation to the devolved units.

The President said through these initiatives, the number of persons engaged in productive economic activities rose by 5.6 per cent from 16 million in 2016 to 16.9 million in 2017.

“I note with satisfaction that since 2016 when this 2jiajiri Programme started over 23,000 youth have been trained and over 2,000 youth-led business enterprises have been created,” said the President. 

Kenya Commercial Bank CEO Joshua Oigara said the bank would advance Sh 10 billion each year for the next five years at a low interest of nine per cent to support youth enterprises in the country.


Read More


Category: topnews news business

Suggested

3 hours ago, 21:13
@DailyNation - By: Ouma Wanzala
KCSE results out soon as marking ends, analysis begins

Examiner says the results are likely to be issued before December 20. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 22:45
@TheStar - By: Lewis Nyaundi @xn ...
Sossion’s point men win Knut top positions

Kenya National Union of Teachers Wilson Sossion scored a big win on Friday as his preferred candidates for the union clinched top seats during the elections at the Bomas of Kenya.Knut confirmed the ch ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 22:45
@TheStar - By: Imende Benjamin @ ...
Uhuru postpones dowry ceremony

President Uhuru Kenyatta has postponed paying the dowry of his great-grandmother named Musana from Narok after three centuries.The president wanted to pay the bride price to correct the wrongs his gre ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 22:45
@TheStar - By: Imende [email pro ...
Police on the lookout for daytime drunken drivers

Police have introduced daytime alcoblow tests to curb road carnage during the festive season.Inspector of General Joseph Boinnet on Friday said the alcoblow will remain in place even after the festive ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 21:33
@TheStar - By: Kiplang'at Kirui ...
Maasai elders deny opposing new currency coins

Maasai Council of elders have denied claims being circulated in the social media that they have opposed new currency coins launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday.National organising secretary ...

Category: topnews news
3 hours ago, 20:42
@TheStar - By: Maurice Alal @ala ...
Four fishermen drown after boat capsizes in Lake Victoria

Four fishermen drowned on Thursday after their boat capsized in Lake Victoria at Seme, Kisumu county. They are Dennis Abala, Kennedy Oketch, Wilson Ndolo, and Chrispinus Bolo from West Kadinga sub-loc ...

Category: topnews news

@TheStar

Uhuru roots for tech skills to drive big 4 agenda

1 weeks ago, 23:25

By: Pscu

The government has allocated Sh30 billion for vocational training and skills development to empower Kenyan youth with relevant entrepreneurial, President Uhuru Kenyatta said yesterday.

 The President said for the country to realise the Big 4 Agenda - health, housing, manufacturing and food security - there is need to provide the market with graduates with appropriate technical skills.

“It is in this context that my government is laying heavy emphasis on vocational training, “said the president.

 He said the amount allocated will cater for training in Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions, National Youth Service and polytechnics.

The President was speaking yesterday when he commissioned the 10,000 Kenya Commercial Bank 2jiajiri programme class of 2018 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

He said the government is committed to create a business environment where all Kenyans have equal opportunity to participate in nation building without any hindrance.

He said the training programmes are fashioned to empower the youth, women and persons with disabilities to enable them engage in business and other gainful employment.

 This, he said, includes reservation of thirty per cent of all government procurement opportunities for women, youth and persons with disabilities, devolution of some services and functions to counties, and increased resource allocation to the devolved units.

The President said through these initiatives, the number of persons engaged in productive economic activities rose by 5.6 per cent from 16 million in 2016 to 16.9 million in 2017.

“I note with satisfaction that since 2016 when this 2jiajiri Programme started over 23,000 youth have been trained and over 2,000 youth-led business enterprises have been created,” said the President. 

Kenya Commercial Bank CEO Joshua Oigara said the bank would advance Sh 10 billion each year for the next five years at a low interest of nine per cent to support youth enterprises in the country.


Read More

Category: topnews news business

Suggested

3 hours ago, 21:13
@DailyNation - By: Ouma Wanzala
KCSE results out soon as marking ends, analysis begins

Examiner says the results are likely to be issued before December 20. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 22:45
@TheStar - By: Lewis Nyaundi @xn ...
Sossion’s point men win Knut top positions

Kenya National Union of Teachers Wilson Sossion scored a big win on Friday as his preferred candidates for the union clinched top seats during the elections at the Bomas of Kenya.Knut confirmed the ch ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 22:45
@TheStar - By: Imende Benjamin @ ...
Uhuru postpones dowry ceremony

President Uhuru Kenyatta has postponed paying the dowry of his great-grandmother named Musana from Narok after three centuries.The president wanted to pay the bride price to correct the wrongs his gre ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 22:45
@TheStar - By: Imende [email pro ...
Police on the lookout for daytime drunken drivers

Police have introduced daytime alcoblow tests to curb road carnage during the festive season.Inspector of General Joseph Boinnet on Friday said the alcoblow will remain in place even after the festive ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 21:33
@TheStar - By: Kiplang'at Kirui ...
Maasai elders deny opposing new currency coins

Maasai Council of elders have denied claims being circulated in the social media that they have opposed new currency coins launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday.National organising secretary ...

Category: topnews news
3 hours ago, 20:42
@TheStar - By: Maurice Alal @ala ...
Four fishermen drown after boat capsizes in Lake Victoria

Four fishermen drowned on Thursday after their boat capsized in Lake Victoria at Seme, Kisumu county. They are Dennis Abala, Kennedy Oketch, Wilson Ndolo, and Chrispinus Bolo from West Kadinga sub-loc ...

Category: topnews news
Our App