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Youth challenged to enrol in TVET to acquire valuable skills

Youths in Nyando Sub-county in Kisumu have been asked to enrol in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in order to acquire technical skills that will enable them to get employment in the current economy.

Nyando Sub-County Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Mr. Elijah Maranga, has called on parents to encourage their children to join vocational training institutions, which, he noted, were receiving government subsidies, making them affordable for the students.

He also encouraged the youths in the area to liaise with the Kenya Forest Services and set up tree nurseries, saying they were a good income-generating activity as the tree seedlings had a ready market all the time.

Maranga was speaking at the Nyando Sub-County Headquarters grounds in Awasi on Friday during celebrations to mark this year’s Mashujaa Day.

The DCC asked parents to take full responsibility for the lives of their children when they close school next week by monitoring their movements to enable the children to continue with their education next year.

On security, the DCC expressed concern at the frequent cases of livestock theft in the sub-county, saying security officers were carrying out investigations to establish who the culprits were.

He, however, asked residents to be on the lookout and report suspected criminals in the area so that they could be arrested and face the law.

Maranga, who was accompanied by the Sub-County Security Team and officers from the County Government of Kisumu, said that the Disaster Management Committee had put in place measures to mitigate against floods during the expected El Nino rains.

Such measures, he explained, include the opening up of trenches in the flood-prone areas of the Kano Plain.

By Catherine Nyongesa

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