Bahati Primary School in Hamisi Constituency, Vihiga County, whose construction was sponsored by the Japanese government at Kshs 8.4 million has been officially opened. Speaking during the opening ceremony at the school that’s sponsored by the African Divine Church (ADC) Ms. Yui Takashima, the Second Secretary of Japan to the Republic of Kenya said the institution needed to a serious facelift.
She said the school was given a grant of USD 82,748 for construction of 6 classrooms, an administration Block, 3 Water tanks and 100 desks. She noted that the government of Japan has always supported Kenya through the Official Development Assistance and that’s why Bahati Primary School was identified and awarded the grant for a facelift.
“Kenya is the biggest recipient of Japan’s development grant in Sub Sahara Africa and we will continue providing such aid to improve the livelihood of Kenyans,” she said.
Takashima said the Japanese Government has offered thousands of scholarships to Kenyan students who want to pursue their higher education abroad.
“One example of Japan’s human resource development project is the scholarships offered by the Government of Japan, so far thousands of Kenyan students have been given the opportunity to pursue higher education in Japan at Technical Colleges and Universities, and we will continue doing so,” Takashima said.
Vihiga Deputy Governor Patrick Saisi and the area Member of Parliament Charles Gimose encouraged the Japanese Government to continue sponsoring such projects that will uplift the lives of the locals.