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Enrol for undergraduate degrees for promotions, chiefs urged

There are better chances of being absorbed in other careers

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•He spoke on Saturday in Machakos during the thanksgiving ceremony of Nickson Paramisa who had been promoted from assistant chief to assistant county commissioner.

•Paramisa last served at Athi River North sub-location. He has been posted to the Daadab division in Garissa.

Assistant county commissioners Nickson Paramisa (Daadab), Isaac Mohamed (Mavoko) and Rose Katita (Mavoko) during Paramisa's thanksgiving ceremony at his home in Empakasi village, Mavoko within Machakos on Saturday.
Assistant county commissioners Nickson Paramisa (Daadab), Isaac Mohamed (Mavoko) and Rose Katita (Mavoko) during Paramisa's thanksgiving ceremony at his home in Empakasi village, Mavoko within Machakos on Saturday.
Image: GEORGE OWITI

Chiefs have been urged to enrol in universities to at least attain an undergraduate degree to stand better chances of promotions. 

Mavoko assistant county commissioner Isaac Mohammed said the chiefs should get out of their comfort zones and seek education to attain the highest level of academic qualifications. 

Mohammed said there were benefits including job promotions and better chances of being absorbed in other careers whenever there are opportunities.

He spoke on Saturday in Machakos during the thanksgiving ceremony of Nickson Paramisa who had been promoted from assistant chief to assistant county commissioner.

Paramisa last served at Athi River North sub-location. He has been posted to the Daadab division in Garissa.

“Paramisa’s promotion is a testimony that hard work and commitment pays.  He can even be promoted to a regional commissioner,” Mohammed said.

“We are challenging other chiefs to improve their education and be promoted to better positions.”

The function was attended by several government officials and political leaders from Machakos alongside those from the Maa community including former Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye.

Nkedianye congratulated Paramisa for a well-deserved promotion.

“I have served communities with Nickson in various capacities. I knew him before he was appointed an assistant chief when we were doing conservation works through the environmental conservancies programmes,” Nkedianye said.

“While struggling with Nairobi National Park issues and promoting peace in the community, he was involved in the conservation and we were with him in Friends of Nairobi National Park doing the same, he did a great job.”

The former governor said Paramisa was hard-working, well educated, focused and volunteered himself to serve residents.

He called on all residents to seek education because there are opportunities. 

Nkedianye said the government should speed up the process of filling the vacancy left. 

“While conducting recruitments, look for those who have track records. Don’t just pick anybody,” he said.

Mohammed said the position will soon be advertised.

“We welcome qualified residents to apply,” he said.

Edited by Kiilu Damaris

Mavoko assistant county commissioner Isaac Mohamed addressing the public during Paramisa's thanks giving ceremony at his home in Empakasi village, Mavoko within Machakos.
Mavoko assistant county commissioner Isaac Mohamed addressing the public during Paramisa's thanks giving ceremony at his home in Empakasi village, Mavoko within Machakos.
Image: GEORGE OWITI
Former Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye addressing the public during Paramisa's thanks giving ceremony.
Former Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye addressing the public during Paramisa's thanks giving ceremony.
Image: GEORGE OWITI