Kitui County’s governor and Narc party leader Charity Kaluki Ngilu has come up in support for the Buy Kenya Build Kenya economic model.
On a post on her official social media pages, the Kitui county boss reiterated that Kitui county is the benchmark for the Buy Kenya Build Kenya initiative.
The economic model seeks to revamp Kenya’s dying economy through local manufacturing and empowering production Lines in county’s.
“Manufacturing and skills development is a sure way of pulling our people out of poverty and creating employment for our youth.” Said the governor.
Ngilu further noted that her administration has already kick-started the process in Kitui county and other counties can use their success as a benchmark.
“In Kitui we began this journey and we will not relent. KICOTEC, KITUI PHARMA, KITUI FOODS, KITUI BALLAST CRUSHER, KIYODEC are good examples.” Ngilu added.
This,the governor said, in support for Raila Odinga’s recent sentiments in Mombasa on the economic model. According to Raila, the government ought to invest in Kenyan youths and provide at least 10,000 internship opportunities annually.
“Through the National government and the private sector, roll out a 10,000 per year Kenya National Youth Internship Program(KNIP)” Raila said.
The former Prime Minister also noted that Kenya’s economy is on the decline. He advised that revamping industries in all the forty-seven counties will play a crucial role in providing employment and fostering the ‘buy Kenya, build Kenya’ spirit.
“Revamping industries acrossthe 47 counties for MADE IN KENYA Products will provide employment opportunities for the youths and make use of and perfect their skills. KICOTEC by the Kitui county government will provide guidance in this direction” Raila said.