President Uhuru Kenyatta greeting students while being ushered into the Veterinary Pathology Lecture Theater at College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS). He is accompanied by Dr. Fred Matiangi’ (Rigth) the Cabinet Secretary for Education.
After presiding over the laying of the foundation stone of Waangari Maathai Institute, President Uhuru Kenyatta proceeded to meet the students from College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS).
Key among the takeaways from the president’s deliberations with the students were; youth empowerment, research for sustainable development, creation of more employment opportunities, private-public partnership in construction of University hostels and good leadership.
Acknowledging that Kenya has a predominantly youthful population (approximately 70 per cent) and that any development programme in Kenya cannot succeed unless it caters for the youth, the president assured them of the government’s commitment towards prosperity of the youth and their agenda in Kenya. He cited numerous government projects, like the standard gauge railways project, that contribute directly and indirectly towards youth empowerment and are fully rolled out and resourced adequately to benefit the youth.
With regards to youth involvement in agriculture, the integration of Information Technology, agriculture and agricultural extension activities were noted as being amongst the key pillars in creating more opportunities for the youth in Kenya.
He also advised the students to shun from tribal politics and focus on good leadership as a fundamental factor in steering Kenya towards growth and development.
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