Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Cabinet Secretary (CS) Joe Mucheru has reiterated the Government commitment to identify and nurture youth talents for job creation.
Speaking at Wandui Primary School in Gatundu North Constituency, Kiambu County during the Sports Talanta League Finals on 16th November, 2019, CS Mucheru said the Government has put in place appropriate measures to create job opportunities for the youth.
He said that Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) and Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) under the ICT Ministry are implementing the Sinema Mashinani and Studio Mashinani initiatives that are geared towards tapping youth talent for job creation and socio-economic empowerment.
The CS said that the Ministry will establish talent development centers in all constituencies across the country.
The ICT CS urged the youth to take advantage of the internet penetration and venture into the digital opportunities created under the Ajira program.
“The country’s large internet penetration in the country has opened up the digital space and created opportunities for employment among the youth,” CS Mucheru said.
In his remarks, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS, CEO, KFCB said that through the Sinema Mashinani program, the Board in support by the ICT Ministry will sponsor 22 youths from the Gatundu North Creatives (GNC) for a crash program at the Kenya Film School (KFS) to the tune of Ksh. 846,000 starting 2nd December, 2019 to sharpen their skills in film and theatre.
The Gatundu North Sports Talanta League was organized by the area MP Hon. Wanjiku Kibe to identify and nurture youth talents.
In the hotly contested League finals, Chania Ladies won the Women football title while Mang’u clinched the men’s football title.