A section of youths from Kitui county attended the 2018 Honda International Launch and conference for the Pro-Youth Products and Safety Compliance efforts which took place at the firm’s East Africa assembly point in the Nairobi’s industrial area.
The event of Tuesday July 18, brought together dealers, National Safety Caucus members, the Boda Boda association of Kenya, Youth leaders across the country led by the National Youth Council (NYC) Chief Executive Officer, Raymond Ouma.
Honda launched the ACE 110 bike and displayed several automobiles aimed at empowering businesses owned by the youths across the country. The objective of this forum was provide youths with the cheapest bikes and automobiles that consume less fuel and perform optimally on rural roads.
Also in attendance was, H.E the Ambassador for Thailand and the Permanent Secretary for industrialization Mrs Kamau.
“We will employ more youths in industries if we empower manufacturers to use locally made parts in the automobile industry. In Honda, we have partnered with over 5 local producers who service us with 5 parts that are used in the assembling of the ACE 110. Production of such local parts has employed over 100 youths. The idea of localization is working”, noted Dr Isaac Kalua, the Honda Chairperson.
The PS also assured Honda and other manufacturers targeting to empower the youth of incentives and support.
“However, I challenge the youths to be very sensitive to opportunities. They should be proactive in taken advantage of the opportunities that emerge from our hardworking,” said the Mrs Kamau.
Kitui County youths were represented by Aggrey Nzomo of NYC, Martin Kasinga of NYC Mwingi West and Kyalo James of NYC Kitui Rural.