Hon Tim Wanyonyi, Member of Parliament (MP) for Westlands Constituency, on Friday, March 8, 2015 called on the Westlands residents to support his efforts to develop education in the area to an appreciable level.
“We cannot satisfactorily develop education with a lot of politicking,” he said.
The Member of Parliament (MP) made the call when presenting eight (8) computers and ten (10) sewing machines to Kangemi Youth Polytechnic in his constituency at a ceremony held in the same institution.
The donation brings the total number of computers in the institution to twelve (12) and the sewing machines to sixteen (16).
Hon Tim Wanyonyi reiterated his commitment to maintain education as a priority as it remained the backbone of socio-economic development in any society.
He urged parents to shun negative rhetoric on the marketability of courses offered in middle level colleges adding that skills acquired in such institutions will enable them to earn a living or be self-employed.
The MP also said that the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) will in the next financial year 2015/2016 allocate KES 10 million to build a hall in the institution. He called upon a church currently using the intended space to move to allow for this development.
Mr Leonard Mititi, Nairobi City County Assistant Director Technical and Vocational Training mentioned that all youth polytechnics in Nairobi County shall be registered before the end of June 2015.
Ms Jecinta Charles, Nairobi City County Chief Quality Assurance and Standards Officer requested other stakeholders to borrow a leaf from the Westlands legislator by donating towards improving the facilities in other existing youth polytechnics.
Other leaders who attended the event include Mr Robert Thuo Irungu, the Nairobi City County Educational Officer, Ms Pamela Lusaka, the Westlands CDF Chairlady, Mrs Lillian Ngoge, the Westlands Uwezo Fund Chairlady and the Kangemi Assistant County Commissioner, Mr Peter Ng’entu.