NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 1 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed that uniforms of all security forces will be made at the National Youth Service Textile and Garment Technology Institute.
Speaking at the NYS Institute in Ruaraka where he launched the Tuko Tayari Campaign, President Kenyatta said the order is in line with building the productive capacity of the youth.
He said the facility will also enable young people graduating from the service get employment when they complete their course at the institute.
“Many of your colleagues, who had graduated before you, are seeking and finding gainful employment in the uniforms you wear and the uniforms that KDF wears,” said Kenyatta.
The textile sector is part of President Kenyatta’s plan to boost manufacturing industry.
President Kenyatta further directed immediate repossession of all grabbed NYS land.
He said part of the plan to ensure employment, housing and food security is to ensure that the land stolen from NYS reverts back to the youth.
“We must ensure that we recover all the land that was owned by NYS and taken by people in various parts of the country,” said President Kenyatta.
“That land can be put to use to train those amongst you desirous to move into agriculture.”
President Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda include food security, affordable housing, manufacturing and affordable healthcare.
Once recovered, the NYS land will also be used to deliver the Housing pledge.
“We will use part of the land that we will recover, to build affordable houses and the youth who work to deliver Food Security and the manufacturing promise, should be the first to benefit. Our youth should be able to own their own houses”
The land will also be used to expand training opportunities for the youth
The President further said land in Tana River would be handed over to the NYS so that it can be put to use for commercial agricultural activities.
He also said the government would reclaim and buy other parcels of land on which to build affordable houses.