President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday launched the Shs 1.9 billion school desks project that will see jua kali artisans supply 650,000 locally assembled desks.
He was accompanied by the interior defence cabinate secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi who later made a brief stop over at the Nairobi Railway Station where he inspected ongoing modernisation works. He later posted this on twitter:
Other than preparing optional and grade schools, the venture which is essential for the Government’s post-Covid-19 monetary upgrade program, is pointed toward boosting the jua kali part.
Talking during the dispatch at a furniture workshop in Umoja domain, Nairobi County, the President said the task is displayed on the progressing Kazi Mtaani youth business activity.
“After Kazi Mtaani program, we have said instead of school desks being made by big companies, we give our youth the opportunity to exercise their skills.
“We believe in individuals earning from their sweat and hence we decided to give our skilled youth the opportunity to earn decent livelihoods,” the President said.
“We want to ensure all our youth with skills are engaged to benefit from their sweat. This program is not for Nairobi alone but for all Kenyans who are skilled and are working in the jua kali sector,” he said.