The Kwale Governor, Salim Mvurya on Monday issued Sh.7.5 million worth of bursaries to needy secondary school students from Kinondo ward.
Mvurya appealed to parents in the region not to allow their children to drop out of school noting that both the county and national government were investing more in education sector.
Speaking when he toured various projects in Kinondo ward Msambweni sub-county, Mvurya said education remained his top priority.
The county boss said the number of national school students’ bursary beneficiaries under the county ‘Elimu ni sasa’ initiative had risen from 4, 000 to more than 4, 800 currently.
He has challenged parents to invest in the education of their children, saying it was the best investment that a parent could bequeath to a child.
The two-term governor also issued driving licenses to 60 youth in the area that had undergone driving course.
Mvurya said offering driving skills was an intervention meant to reduce the unemployment crisis among the youth and uplift their socio-economic status through enhanced income.
He said the transport sector was expanding and offering employment opportunities to the youth. The governor said his administration has began sponsoring youth to enroll in driving schools in all the 20 wards.
By Hussein Abdullahi