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Digital centres in Mathioya to get additional equipment  

The four Ajira Digital centres in Mathioya constituency are set to get additional equipment in order to support those venturing into online jobs.

The area MP Edwin Mugo has stated each of the centres will get an additional 10 computers and free Wifi within the next month to enable local young people to venture into online jobs.

The centres which were established during the former regime, Mugo divulged, lack enough computers among other essential equipment which can also promote the training of computer literacy.

He spoke on Friday at Kiriaini when 195 young people graduated with computer literacy, a programme which was sponsored by the local NG-CDF in partnership with Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT).

“One way to provide our young people with employment is to provide a platform where they can venture into online jobs. The NG-CDF will fund the provision of free WIFI at the centres which are located in Gitugi, Njumbi, Kiriaini and Kamacharia areas,” he added.

He added so far, they have trained a total of 400 young people in computer literacy underscoring the programme saying it will be of benefit considering most services have gone digital.

Mugo continued, “With the move to digitize all services, those with computer skills will be engaged in offering digital services.”

The lawmaker called upon the local youth to take advantage of the digital centres and explore ways of improving their livelihoods through exploiting digital opportunities.

“Once the digital centres have the essential equipment, we expect local young people especially those who are in colleges or universities and also the graduates to fully utilize them to make money,” Mugo noted.

One of the youths who trained on computer literacy Damaris Nyambura lauded the programme saying she will establish a cybercafé.

“I want to invest in a cyber café and look forward to accessing the free Wifi that we have been promised by our area MP,” said Nyambura.

Meanwhile, Mugo said the Finance Bill 2023, will unlock economic potential asking Kenyans to be patient as the proposed raised funds will help the government to invest in programmes which will improve their living standards.

“The bill which is awaiting to be signed into law by the president, will greatly support farmers and, in this case, tea farmers where some taxes attached to the crop have been exempted. My appeal to Kenyans is to be a little patient as the cost of living will come down within a short period,” he argued.

By Bernard Munyao

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