Residents from the village of Muanda in Bumula constituency will be direct beneficiaries if they embrace the proposal by the government of Kenya to start up a Technical Institute at the farm of former paramount chief Sudi Namachanja.
In his address to the residents, Technical and Vocational Training Director Tom Mulati said the national government is ready to kick start the construction of the institute saying as long as the residents certify that they have a minimum of five acres of land.
He said the government is focusing on empowering the youths and residents on technical skills saying it will enable them to be self employed after finishing their coursework. He, therefore, called for cooperation among the members of the community saying they have to submit a written agreement to enable the Ministry to start plans of setting aside money to start construction of the institute as soon as possible.
Area MP Mwambu Mabonga said residents from Bungoma as well as neighboring Counties will stand to benefit as they will be travelling short distances to acquire knowledge.
He added that the institute will also offer job opportunities to members of the community saying it is an honor to the late paramount chief who was very much adored in the community. Mwambu, therefore, called for a speedy submission of the agreement by the community that they have enough land and want to have the institute started to offer courses that will be beneficial to the residents.