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Baringo Legislator commissions equipment to boost technical training

Baringo Central Member of Parliament Joshua Kandie has commissioned technological equipment worth Sh10 million to boost technical training and Jua kali sector in the County.

Speaking separately at Kabarnet town and Baringo Technical College on Friday when he commissioned a two container consignment courtesy of German friends, Kandie said the assorted workshop tools will be distributed to both Baringo and Mogotio technical colleges as well as Kabarnet Jua Kali Association.

He added that primary and secondary school learners from the constituency will also benefit from stationaries and other learning materials.

Baringo Technical College students arranging some of the equipment presented to the school on Friday courtesy of an existing educational exchange programme between Baringo and Hurth City in Germany. Photo by Benson Kelio

The legislator who played a crucial role in the signing of an exchange programme for the youth between Kabarnet Town and the City of Hurth in 2017 revealed that his four-year plan is for the constituency to become industrialized and thereafter an economic powerhouse in the country.

“I urge our youth to take technical courses seriously because the future depend on people with technical knowledge in order to drive the economy,” he said.

Dr Christian Frosch, a Mechatronic Engineer from Germany stated that the cooperation deal between the two Cities will boost knowledge and experience in order for the region to stand out in terms of expertise.

Dr Frosch stated that technological tools and skills will also aid the country in moving away from dependency on foreign economic powers.

Robert Chesire, Deputy Principal of Baringo Technical College thanked the area MP for his active role in improving the standards of technical colleges within the county as well as his support of paying annual fees for needy students undertaking various technical courses.

Chesire revealed that the institution which has a student population of 2,200 also has a strategic plan to increase enrolment to 10,000 within five years.

He urged parents to support their children to acquire technical skills in order to become dependable people in future.

By Benson Kelio and Christopher Kiprop

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