President William Ruto has directed the concerned Ministries to allocate at least 30 percent of their job vacancies to the National Youth Service recruits.
Speaking on Friday, March 3 during the NYS recruits passing out parade at the National Youth Service Paramilitary Academy in Gilgil, Nakuru County, Ruto, said the move is aimed at ensuring the skills acquired by the servicemen and women are put to meaningful use.
He also directed other ministries including Environment, Climate Change, Forestry, Tourism, Wildlife, and Heritage to absorb the servicemen as well.
“We will double the NYS enrolment to 20,000 a year as a mechanism of building sufficient patriotism and according to opportunities to millions of the youth,” Ruto said.
The Head of State added that this will encourage and motivate many young Kenyans on their path to national service and productivity.
The President noted that the youth have the energy, talents, and drive that can help in the transformation of the country.
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He lauded the National Youth Service for its plan to contribute to the enhancement of Government service delivery by providing personnel to assist in digitization, automation and migration of Government services online.
He clarified that the Service’s plan to escalate its participation by expanding enrolment to ICT in its programs is an indication of the commitment to establishing the youth as indispensable engines of transformation.
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“This spirit of productive learning should extend to the cultivation of nearly 80,000 acres of land under commercial food production,” he argued.
The President observed that the Service should be facilitated by the Ministry of Water, Sanitation, and Irrigation to engage in the construction of at least 100 dams and water pans yearly.
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