A Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) campus is set to be constructed in Mukurwe-ini Sub County in Nyeri later this year.
The Mukurwe-ini MP, Antony Kia said that the medical institution will be constructed at Wamutitu area near Mukurwe-ini Township, adding all the necessary documents for the project have been acquired.
Speaking in Gikondi on Monday, Kiai also said the tarmacking of Gakindu- Kiharo- Muthuthini – Gakonya road which the national government has allocated Sh.200 million is set to start soon, after a court case on the same project, initially filed by a local politician was settled amicably.
“The court case has now been settled and tendering for construction of this road will be conducted next month,’’ he stressed.
The MP also disclosed that a branch of Mukurwe-ini Technical Training Institute (MTTI) would be opened at Ngoru trading centre to cater for the high number of candidates leaving form four.
He appealed to students who did not qualify for university to apply for the many technical courses being offered at MTTI located in Gikondi ward, whose student population currently stand at 1200.
“There are many courses being offered at MTTI and you should apply for August September intake. If you do so you will receive Sh.8000 bursary from the local NG-CDF and a further Sh.35,000 from HELB which will ease the fee burden,’’ he noted.
The MP promised that NG- CDF will forthwith cater for the entire fees for students living with disabilities and advised parents with such children to visit his office in Mukurwe-ini Township and register them.
“We have also sourced for wheelchairs to assist PLWDs who lack assistive devices,’’ the legislator observed.
By Kamiri Munyaka