Monday 6 August, Makueni. By Brian Peter
The international youth week launch held today in Makueni County turned out to be a laughing pad for the National Youth Council (NYC) strategic plan. In an event that brought together all elected leaders in Makueni led by the Makueni governor, the Deputy President William Ruto officiated the NYC plan and committed to ensure that the body is revamped and supported fully.
“Your excellency the DP, the NYC is the official voice of the youth across the country. We however cannot manage to coordinate youth initiatives across the country without a plan and a strategy. NYC delegates gathered here are honored to host you as you officially launch this strategic plan”, said the NYC Mr Raymond Ochieng.
The NYC has been the most vibrant youth outfit in Ukambani with most of its presence and prominence being felt in Kitui and some parts of Makueni County.
“Today it is my honor to launch the National Youth Council strategic plan to ensure that youth leaders across the country are mainstreamed in the government operations” posed the deputy president.
In the main event, the deputy president noted that it was deed good that even youth leaders want to work “with a plan and a strategy”. He said that working without a plan was a sure way of losing any activity that youth intend to engage in.
“The deputy president and the President have been at the forefront in helping young leaders. I am confident that the NYC will be embolded and will continue to serve it’s mandate accordingly,” said the Makueni governor Prof Kibwana.
The Makueni Women Rep Ruth Museo and Senator Mutula junior have encouraged the youths to be proactive and engage in leadership activities.
In attendance from Kitui County was Aggrey Nzomo of NYC Kitui and Benson Mutemi of NYC Eastern.