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Governor Roba hails NYS as a good training destination

He says the institution has remained consistent in channeling out individuals with great skills in building the nation.

In Summary
  • NYS Technical Training Institute Naivasha senior assistant director William Otieno said that the centre was open to partnering with any county.
  • The graduands have honed their skills after training for 110 days under the guidance of skilled instructors and music director from NYS.
Mandera Governor Ali Roba at the NYS Technical Training Institute Naivasha during the pass out parade for 46 enforcement band officers.
GRADUATION: Mandera Governor Ali Roba at the NYS Technical Training Institute Naivasha during the pass out parade for 46 enforcement band officers.
Image: STEPHEN ASTARIKO

The National Youth Service has been singled out as a good training destination that counties can take advantage of to impart skills to employees.

Speaking on Saturday during the pass out parade for 46 enforcement band officers, Mandera Governor Ali Roba said that NYS has remained consistent in channeling out individuals with great skills.

He said the individuals have ended up being resourceful to the nation in their respective fields.

The governor whose county remains the first and only county to partner with NYS said continuous on the job training remained part of his administration’s strategy.

Roba said this was to equip staff with skills that will help them fit in challenging work environments and demands for service delivery.

NYS Technical Training Institute Naivasha senior assistant director William Otieno during the pass out parade for 46 enforcement band officers from Mandera.
Passing out NYS Technical Training Institute Naivasha senior assistant director William Otieno during the pass out parade for 46 enforcement band officers from Mandera.
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“Today’s event is a culmination of a long standing government to government partnership between Mandera county and the National Youth Service geared towards building capacity of staff," Roba said.

"I can confirm that this is one partnership that has really had a positive impact to our people.”

NYS Technical Training Institute Naivasha senior assistant director William Otieno said that the centre was open to partnering with any county. 

The graduands, who include 38 gentlemen and 8 ladies, have honed their skills after training for 110 days under the guidance of skilled instructors and music director from NYS.

Enforcement band officers from Mandera and those from NYS Technical Training Institute during the graduation ceremony.
PASS OUT Enforcement band officers from Mandera and those from NYS Technical Training Institute during the graduation ceremony.
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The band members covered course work units that included: rudimentary theory of music, elementary level of music, musicianship and leadership skills.

Other areas covered were foot drills and basic instrumental performance.

The graduands were later  issued with a certificate of merit for the courses attended.

Mandera Governor Ali Roba signs the visitors book at the NYS Technical Training Institute Naivasha.
PARTNERSHIP: Mandera Governor Ali Roba signs the visitors book at the NYS Technical Training Institute Naivasha.
Image: STEPHEN ASTARIKO

The ceremony was attended by, among others, the Public Service and Devolved Administrations chief officer Yussuf Didow.

In August, the county celebrated the pass out parade of 383 enforcement officers and village administrators who have since reported to their work stations across the subcounties. 

(edited by Amol Awuor)