News Categories: Public Service

03 Apr
By: NGPU 0

County invests in disaster management

The County Government of Nakuru is investing in modern technology and human capital to attend to disasters across the County efficiently and effectively.

Chief Officer for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, Ms Ann Njenga added that the County is partnering with other agencies to train communities on safe fire handling techniques to avert disasters.

She highlighted that Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s administration is enhancing its disaster preparedness by revamping its fire fighting services department at Sh174 million.

 

Upcoming modern fire station opposite Nyayo Gardens. Photo/Suleiman Mbatiah

The construction of a modern fire station, opposite Nyayo Gardens, is almost complete while 30 firefighters have graduated from the Morendat Institute of Oil and Gas in Naivasha.

While announcing the arrival of two new fire engines to serve the Nakuru Municipality, the Chief Officer said plans are underway to equip all major towns with independent firefighting capacity.

CO Ann Njenga with Sheikh assessing the damaged house. Photo/Amos Kerich

She was speaking when she presented food and non-food items worth Shs100,000 to the family of Sheikh Adow Mohammed who lost his property to fire at White House, Nakuru Town East sub-County.

Sheikh Adow lost his entire livelihood in a fire tragedy that also claimed the life of a domestic manager. The Chief Officer delivered a condolences message from Governor Lee Kinyanjui.

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23 Mar
By: NGPU 0

County-USAID Kenya partnership to empower youth, address employment challenges

The County Government of Nakuru is committed to continuing to provide a conducive environment to boost public-private partnerships to train and economically empower youths across the county.

The County has signed a letter of intent with Generation Kenya, an implementing partner of USAID Kenya, under the umbrella of the MOU between USAID Kenya and Nakuru County Government agreed to support the County address youth employment challenges.

Generation Kenya will conduct a demand mapping exercise to identify employers who have vacancies for entry-level roles.

Further, train the youths in public and private Technical and Vocational Training Centers in the county and place the graduates in the already mapped vacancies.

Youth Chief Officer Dr William Migwe said that the partnership will provide the youth with self-employment skills and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Additionally, provide youths with employability skills to fit in the job market, enable meaningful career and sustained well being.

Head of Partnerships, Generation Kenya Corrinne Ngurukie appreciated the partnership with the County Government of Nakuru and was looking forward to ensuring that youth financial independence and competitiveness in the job market is achieved.

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