State set to rehabilitate 150 youth empowerment centres

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 00:00 |
Cabinet secretaries George Magoha (Education), Margaret Kobia (Public Service) and Joe Mucheru (ICT) during the Youth Week in Kwale on Monday. Photo/NDEGWA GATHUNGU

Harrison Kivisu and Noah Cheploen

About 150 youth empowerment centres are being rehabilitated countrywide to help the young people harness and nurture their talents, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. 

He said the centres will provide a friendly environment for youth to engage in self-empowerment programmes.

“These centres are equipped with ICT and sporting infrastructure, as well as counselling services for the utility of young people,” he said.

Digital skills

The Head of State made the remarks in a speech read on his behalf by Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru on Monday during celebrations to mark the International Youth Week at Matuga in Kwale county.

The President said the centres will also serve as avenues for acquisition of digital skills, promotion of talent and accessing of information, adding that they will also ensure social inclusion and holistic development of the youth.

The President said the government was investing in the development of digital skills among the youth to meet the competencies and expertise required for the digital economy.

Meanwhile, President Uhuru Kenyatta will today address Nakuru MCAs inside the Assembly plenary—the first of its kind—before hosting Kenya Music Festival Winners’ Gala at State House, Nakuru.

According to a press statement seen by People Daily, the Head of State will first open the ultramodern office block before addressing the 78-member Assembly at the plenary.

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