Baringo County to benefit from exchange programme with Germany

Baringo County government will partner with the government of Germany in an exchange programme that will see county personnel benefit from skills training.

Speaking outside his Kabarnet County offices after he met a delegation from Germany, governor Stanley Kiptis said the exchange of personnel will provide an opportunity to some of the youths from the county to acquire knowledge and technological skills that can improve the county in future.

Mr Kiptis said the programme which will commence in May 2018 will benefit personnel mostly from the education sector and youths who will study in Germany.

The pact will also see a number of skilled personnel from Germany jet in to train in some of the vocational training centres in the county.

We are happy because this programme will enable most of our youths to study in Germany and acquire technical skills that will be useful in some of the sectors in our county, said Kiptis.

The Baringo governor stated that a number of doctors will be brought in to the county to offer health services even as local medical staff will be trained on specialized medical services in Germany.

He lauded the German delegation for donating five fire engines to the county though he pointed out that some had incurred mechanical problems but will be repaired soon and that plans to add two more fire engines for emergency response was on course.

Baringo Central Member of Parliament Joshua Kandie reiterated that the exchange of skilled personnel will connect and improve working relationships between the two entities.

Kandie stated that the youths should be given the opportunity to express their God given talent as well as create employment opportunities in the county.

The legislator urged other like-minded leaders to support the initiative and invent new ideas that can improve the livelihood of the people.

Others who were part of the delegation were Mayor of Gersthofen City in Germany Michael Worle and Klaus Schwenk the leader of a charitable foundation in Germany.

Source: Kenya News Agency