Nyeri governor promises to revive sports in the county
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Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga on Wednesday promised to revive sport activities in the county during his term.
He said his governmentâs efforts will start with renovation of sports facilities and roll out mentorship programs at ward level within the county.
âWe plan to strengthen various ball games and athletics at competitive and recreational level. I look forward to our county establishing the first attractive ultra- marathon of say 100 kilometers circuiting Aberdares and Mt Kenya,â he said.
Kahiga said the first plan will be to hold the Inaugural Wahome Gakuru Nyeri Marathon in May next year.
âI am extremely grateful to President Uhuru Kenyatta for accepting to honor our request to support this marathon. Additionally, we appreciate the ongoing support by the national government towards renovation of Ruringâu Stadium to international standar ds and we will do our part in ensuring that the facility is not only completed soonest but also that our people make use of it,â he said.
The governor was speaking during his inaugural speech at Nyeri County Assembly since he was sworn in as Nyeri governor last month.
âOur staff will not be left out in the sporting agenda. We will continue to support participation of our staff in various competitive and recreational sports,â he added.
This will be one of the youth empowerment since it will be a critical priority in ensuring this linkage bearing in mind that the youths account for more than 35 per cent of the population.
âOur youth empowerment initiatives will also focus on building capacity through skills building in ICT; provision of apprenticeship and internship opportunities to impart necessary workplace experience and training; and also through linkages with local training institutions,â he said.
On Trade, Tourism and Enterpri se,he said his government will roll out an enterprise development program that will provide business development, procurement support and access to finance to hundreds of small and medium enterprises.
âWe envisage that these will take into cognizance the blend of natural environment, legacies in terms of prominent persons, cultural history, religion and sports,â he added.Video Vault Poll of the day Most Popular 1 Raila keeps state anxious over swearing-in 2 What is treason? The case of defiant NASA chief Raila Odinga 3 Likoni traffic set to ease as Sh82bn bridge construction starts in April 4 Hypocrisy will be NASA's undoing 5 Uhuru kin elected to key ICC Comittee 6 67 days of agony for family as cadet son disappears 7 Raila rejects US call to share power with Uhuru 8 Discord in NASA after MP Memusi is âshortchangedâ in PSC appointment 9 Raila swearing-in is treason punishable by death - Githu Muigai 10 378,397 girls pregnant in year, what can we do? Must read Kenyans jailed in South Sudan got presidential pardon - Monica Juma Raila swearing-in is treason punishable by death - Githu Muigai 'Constitution my foot': Raila asks US to stop interfering with Kenya's affairs Apologise and compensate families of 215 killed by police, Raila tells Uhuru How Japan differs from the âgive aid, expect growthâ culture Raila rejects US call to share power with Uhuru Latest News Trans Nzoia CEC nominee slapped with Sh3m fee in case against IEBC South African police summon author of book critical of Zuma Liberian court clears way f or presidential run-off vote 200 Kamiti inmates undergo training to prevent return to crime Governors form 10-member committee for national dialogue KDF, police and prisons officers in Tanzania for counter-terrorism training Popular in classifieds POPULAR SEARCHES IN CLASSIFIEDS
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