Youth in Vihiga County have been challenged to take advantage of the ongoing government sponsorship and enroll for vocational training.
Speaking at Mbale Municipal Grounds, the county Deputy Governor (DG) Dr. Patrick Saisi urged youth to utilize opportunities accorded by the government to empower themselves.
However, Saisi lamented that despite concerted efforts by the government, many youth still believed in the culture of handouts from politicians.
“As much as we are happy to note an improvement in enrollment from 2800 in 2017 to 4500 in 2019, we still believe there were many youth out there who can benefit from these facilities where the government is pumping a lot of money,” he said.
Expounding on the need for vocational training, the deputy governor said there is no developed country in the World, which doesn’t invest heavily in technical institutes.
Meanwhile, the DG revealed that the County government is putting in place measures that will see Moses Mudamba Cultural Centre being constructed.
He explained that construction of the centre will help preserve the culture of not only Maragoli community, but all other communities in the County for posterity.
Saisi revealed that a fund for the proposed centre has already been sourced and tendering of the project would be done soon.
“As a government we believe in preservation of our culture. The Moses Mudamba cultural centre will not only preserve the Maragoli culture, but we also have Banyore, Tirik, Terek and any other community in the County,” he explained.