Njoro MP Charity Kathambi has lashed out at the Ministry of education over what she termed laxity in registration of more schools in Njoro Sub County.
While lauding the government policy of 100 percent transition from Primary to secondary, the vocal Nakuru Legislator was categorical that Njoro needs more secondary schools to make the policy successful.
The MP was speaking at Njoro Park on Thursday during the launch and issuance of Njoro NG-CDF bursary cheques worth Kshs.44 Million where she vowed to ensure matters education are given priority in the area.
According to Kathambi, she took over the leadership mantle of Njoro Constituency when it was in pathetic state but she has committed to ensure transformation through education.
“We want to ensure all children go to school but we are ashamed by the Ministry of education because it has delayed in registration of schools in this area. But we are going to push them so that even as we talk of 100 percent transition we have schools in place” said Kathambi.
The MP while vowing to ensure that all orphaned and needy students are given priority in the issuance of the bursary, called on parents and teachers in Njoro sub county to support education terming it key in transforming the society.
She lauded local administrators among them Chiefs for ensuring that all needy students in the area are identified through the sharing of information with the Njoro NG-CDF information desk.
“I must commend the chiefs for the good working relation with the information NG-CDF information desk to identify the needy students and I promise to ensure that there is transparency in how the public funds are used in this area” she said.
The MP also revealing that a Technical Training Institute will be constructed and equipped at Njoro Ward to tune of Kshs.100 million.
She says this is online with the Jubilee administration policy of empowering youths through technical courses training.
“We are constructing and equipping a TTI at Njoro Ward to a tune of Kshs.100 million so that all our children who do not make it to colleges and Universities can still receive training in technical courses” said Kathambi.
The bursary launch function was also attended by Njoro Deputy County Commissioner Mbugua who sounded stern warning to parents who fail to take their children to school.
According to the CS, the government policies are clear and should be adhered to.
The administrator also taking issues with as section of residents whom he said are still in the business of illicit brew.
The DCC also warning those operating illegal gambling machines.
“I was not posted in Njoro to eat mandazi.I was not brought here on honeymoon. I must work to ensure the illicit brew business comes to an end” said Mbugua.
Others who addressed included the Nakuru Jubilee Party Secretary General Mtumishi Cheruiyot, Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies Director John Gitau and former Njoro Parliamentary aspirant Kinyanjui Mwamba.