Cheers to ECDE teachers across the country as Trans Nzoia government George Nathembeya on Monday promised to prioritize early childhood education. He said this would be done by bringing all 800 ECDE educators into permanent and retired service. The governor spoke at the Jamhuri Day celebration at Amani Primary School in Chepchoina District, Endebes District.
“Although our government is committed to doing everything possible to increase the population and workforce to improve the quality of education for children, we need to improve the development of our school infrastructure,” said Nathembey. He also said he will work with all elected officials to ensure the county’s rapid growth.
The governor called for cooperation among elected leaders and said those who sponsored the lawsuit to thwart their agenda should reconsider their actions for the development of Trans Nzoia. The governor said his administration has revived the Nawiri Foundation and development plans.
He urged the management of the Agricultural Development Corporation to reconsider their priorities and said that local residents do not benefit from corporate social responsibility. The corporation told NPR that hired security forces may be allowed to attack locals looking for leftover corn.
Endebes MP Robert Pukose assured other elected leaders to support the governor. Lieutenant Governor Filomena Kaptori warned against the practice of FGM and asked parents not to give up their parental responsibility. County Commissioner Matias Rioba warned that those who prey on and suckle school children should be prosecuted.
“To be accountable to the school principal and assistant, I have been ordered to compile a list of all female students who have been tested during pregnancy,” he said. This event was attended by members of the district security committee, members of the district executive committee and several villages representative.