Vihiga Cleric pushes increased budgetary allocation toward education sector

A church in Vihiga county has appealed for increased bursary to enable many pursue secondary education in the area.

John Chabuga of the African Divine Church (ADC) argued that increased budgetary allocation toward educational programmes would ensure a steady supply of qualified human resource that would spearhead development agenda for the county in future.

The Arch Bishop made the appeal when he addressed faithful during installation ceremony of Musa Kisanya, who is the new National Arch Bishop for Kenya African Church of Holy Spirit headquarters at Ikevere village in Sabatia Sub County on Sunday.

The future of Vihiga County lies in the current generation of youth, Chabuga said.

He appealed to the County government to create more employment opportunities, especially in the informal sector, so as to absorb the increasing number of youths who have acquired basic occupational skills from village polytechnics, tertiary colleges and universities.

School and college leavers from Vihiga should no longer rush to Kenya’s major cities like Nairobi and Mombasa in search of jobs. The idea behind devolution was to ensure devolved units provided avenues for the same, added Chabuga.

The cleric urged youth in the area to embrace various funding channels provided by the national government and access start-up capitals for small business enterprises. He cited Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF).

Source: Kenya News Agency