Lakeview Ward MCA Peter Karanja Mburu has called for the increase bursary allocation towards education to wards in order to benefit more needy students in the area.
Speaking on Saturday at Kayole, in his ward during the disbursement of bursary cheques to needy students, the MCA noted that the current allocation of 1 million shillings does not meet the needs of many students.
While noting that the area has continued witness increase in population, the youthful MCA stated that in the next financial year he will ensure public participation on the possibility of increasing the allocation from the current 1 million shillings to 2 million shillings.
This he said will help boost the education standards in the densely populated Lakeview ward of Naivasha Sub County.
“The constitution is clear on development and public participation. As a leader of this area, I have toured every part of the ward and the population is increasing and therefore the current allocation of the bursary is not enough. We will therefore in the next financial year through public participation ensure an increase of bursary allocation” said MCA Karanja.
The MCA revealing that up to now needy students in Lakeview ward have been able to benefit from bursary to a tune of Ksh.805, 000.
The beneficiaries have been able to attend Secondary schools, colleges, Universities and Tertiary institutions. The remaining cheques worth Ksh.170, 000 according to the MCA will be rolled over in order to meet the target 1 million shillings in a transparent way.
“The remaining cheques will be rolled over because we still have Ksh.170, 000 remaining to meet the 1 million shillings target,” said MCA Karanja.
The first time youthful MCA also lauded the National government following a move to have industrial Park in Naivasha.
He says this will be a boost to the economy as many youths will be employed.
In preparation for this, the MCA has partnered with Vera Institute of Science and Technology that will see over 50 youths from the ward enrol for various courses.
National government following a move to have industrial Park in Naivasha.“We want to laud the National government following a move to have industrial Park in Naivasha.
As a ward we have partnered with Vera Institute so that our youths can enrol for various courses so that when the park comes they will have the skills to be absorbed” said Mca Karanja.
Sentiments echoed by Mr Ben Karanja from Vera Institute of Science and Technology who says every course has value.
The administrator called on students who have received bursary sponsorship to take serious matters of their education in order to transform society.
“Every course nowadays count and I appeal to the students who have received the sponsorship to take their studies seriously,” he said.
The function was also attended by MCAs Eddy Kiragu (Flamingo) and Wilbur Onyango (Kivumbini), Lakeview ward Administrator Ms Fridah Moraa, area Chief Ms Lucy Ndung’u among others.