The National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) committee in Ndhiwa Sub County has allocated Sh. 28 Million for the construction of Kenya Medical Training College in Ndhiwa town.
Area Member of Parliament Martin Owino said the project was geared towards enabling the local school leavers acquire skills that could secure them employment in the health sector.
Speaking today during the ground breaking of the construction of the institution’s administration complex, Owino revealed that the college will be a pioneer institution of higher learning in the area.
He said that the construction of the administration block and an initial two classrooms will take a period of six months to be completed.
“The college will start by offering courses like health records management, training for community health workers and other health related certificate and diploma programmes,” Owino said.
The Legislator revealed that his office will again release a further Sh. 20 million in the coming financial year for the completion of the institution.
“We want this institution to be fully completed by 2021 December so that our youth can study with all the required facilities in place,” Owino added.
The MP who was accompanied by Ndhiwa Deputy County Commissioner Hamed Somo expressed optimism that the institution will spur the local economy.
“Boda boda operators, mama mbogas and even landlords will really benefit from this institution. I want to encourage landlords to start building hostels for the students, “Owino said.
He further urged the County Government of Homa Bay to allocate three acres to the institution noting that it only has five acres which is not enough.
He also urged the contractor which won the tender for the project, Muhuvir Contractors, to employ the local residents for the manual work during the construction to reduce unemployment rates in the region.
By Davis Langat