The Kenya Industrial Training Institute Nakuru has entered into a memorandum of Understanding with Hyaquip Company that will see the Institute offer practical skills training in the processing of organic fertilizers from Water hyacinth.
Speaking on Thursday during the signing of the MoU at the institute in Nakuru, KITI Director Mrs. Peris Adema said this was a boost to the institute to be the first in the world to offer such skills.
She added that as an Institute they will provide the technical training on the same from the curriculum developed from Hyaquip Company.
“We only come as an institution to provide the skills and training from the curriculum that they have already worked.
On his part, Simon Njoroge Mwaura from Hyaquip Company commended the Ministry of Agriculture for the support.
He stated that through the MoU, there shall be cottage industries across the country that will see the production of Organic fertilizers from the water hyacinth.
“I am glad to work with the Institute and I commend the Ministry for their support. We look forward to creating cottage industry in the country and beyond to produce the organic fertilizers from water hyacinth” he said.
Head of legal Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Cooperatives Doris Githua who also witnessed the signing of the MoU said the government is committed on key 4 agendas among them manufacturing and that KITI was one of the training institutes that is taking up the role to equip people through trainings.
She added that the Ministry will continue to give all the support needed towards achieving same in the institute and create more job opportunities as per the government policy.
“We are working on the big 4 with manufacturing being one of the key areas and KITI is one of our institutes taking up the role. We look forward in supporting the same through capacity building to enable more job creation” she said.
According to the curriculum, the training will take 14 days that will see the first batch rolled out to the field.
The 5 years MoU is expected to produce 3,000 to 4000 graduates by the time it comes to an end.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:The Kenya Industrial Training Institute Nakuru Director Mrs. Peris Adema and Simon Njoroge Mwaura from Hyaquip Company after signing of the MoU.