Nairobi: 9th Febuary, 2018
Nairobi County to sponsor 100 youth for skills training
Nairobi City County Government will sponsor 100 youth for skill development courses. This was announced by Governor Sonko during the official opening of Dandora Green Light VTC, that he presided over in Dandora phase 1. Speaking in Kiswahili after delivering his official speech the governor said, " kaunti ya Nairobi itawalipia karo vijana 100 kusomea taaluma mbalimbali katika chuo hiki".
The Governor directed that going forward, all County uniformed personnel will be kitted by county vocational training centers. He directed County Executive Committee Members who were present to ensure that this directive is followed. To start with the said, "the 1000 uniforms tender for traffic marshals will be awarded to Dandora Greenlight VTC,"
Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko enjoys a jig during the official opening of Dandora Green Light VTC
In his off the curf remarks, the Governor promised to streamline and improve service delivery to the residents of Nairobi. He cautioned saboteurs against engaging in activities that derail service delivery to residents, singling out water cartels and revenue collectors, as the main culprits. The Governor warned water officials who interfere with water flow in order to give water vendors an opportunity to fleece residents, with dismissal if they continued punishing residents by interfering with the water valves.
The Governor appealed to suppliers, whose payments are pending at City Hall, to give his government more time to scrutinize pending bills prior to payment. He assured genuine suppliers that they will be paid their dues subject to verification of their works. The Governor cautioned pseudo suppliers who have been reaping where they did not sow by siphoning money from County coffers fraudulently, insisting their time was up.
The Governor told the area residents whobhad turned up to grace the official opening of the Dandora Green Light VTC that revenue collection at the County had increased by unprecedented margins, "January 2018 alone, we realized over 1.63 billion. The county is now able to pay salaries on time, latest by the 25th or 26th of every month, added the Governor."