Kenya Govt to Construct Sh2 Billion TVET in Thika East

By | May 11, 2023

The government has announced plans to construct a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) centre worth Sh 2 billion in the Kilimambogo area, Thika East Sub County, aimed at enhancing skills development in the region.

The facility will occupy a 100-acre piece of land previously owned by Del Monte, a pineapple processing company that ceded the land to the government a few years ago.

The TVET centre is expected to benefit the youth in the area who have been facing challenges accessing colleges after completing their secondary education.

Thika MP Alice Ng’ang’a revealed that the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is interested in investing in the construction of the college.

Speaking during the disbursement of bursary cheques worth Sh40 million to beneficiaries in Gatuanyaga and Ngoliba Wards, the MP stated that once the land title deed is transferred to the national government, NSSF will begin construction.

MP Ng’ang’a further disclosed that other amenities such as hospitals, markets, libraries, and schools will also be established in the area.

With such a facility, the youth will have an opportunity to acquire essential artisan skills, including electrical, electronic, and plumbing, among others, that would immediately make them employable.

The move has been welcomed by the locals, with Rachael Wanjiku and Agnes Mutisya hailing it as a solution to the problem of unemployment in the area.

The lack of TVET institutions in the region has made it difficult for young people to find employment. The centre will provide the necessary market-oriented skills to make them self-employed.

The development of the TVET centre in Kilimambogo area is expected to spur economic growth in the region.

By providing the youth with market-oriented skills, it will help bridge the gap between education and employment, ensuring that young people contribute to the region’s economic development.

The facility will be instrumental in nurturing the talents and skills of the youth in the area, and this will go a long way in promoting social and economic development.

“We don’t have a TVET institution here and once our children complete school, it has been difficult for them to get employment. At least now, they will have the necessary skills to get into self-employment,” said Wanjiku.