At least 93 apprentices under the Ujuzi Teketeke program have finally been issued with start-up kits to start their own businesses by H.E governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr.
The program involves an 8-week youth life skills training initiative where learners are attached to established craftsmen for on-the-job training to equip them with industrial skills. Those who successfully complete the training are issued with tools to be their own bosses in various small-scale businesses.
The governor explained that his government will continue bringing forth programs that can make youth become self-reliant.
“We will continue supporting such programs even through Tetheka funding so that youth get some work to do and keep off from crime related activities,” the governor said
Some of the tools issued include: sewing machines, outside catering support (Kandu-dishes, trolleys), salon kits, mechanical repair tools, masonry tools, welding machines, Barber shop kits, car wash machines, shoe-shining stands, plumbing, carpentry, blow-dryers water tanks, among others.