Kwale County Governor Salim Mvurya has called upon parents to ensure their children are taken to school. Addressing residents of Samburu/Chengoni ward on Saturday when issuing bursary cheques to students of that ward learning in different secondary schools, Governor Mvurya reminded that education is the only key to success. He reiterated that the County Government of Kwale has invested much in education as a way of growing a society of professionals.
|Governor Mvurya (R) with KLB Board Chair Francis Baya (L). / Photo: Ali Kipapuro.|
At the same time Governor Mvurya called upon Kwale County residents to embrace peace and avoid political side shows, terming the recent self swearing in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the Peoples’ President unconstitutional.
“There is only one duly elected President in Kenya and that is Uhuru Kenyatta. Therefore do not let anyone play around with your minds.” He stated.
Mvurya also urged all elected leaders from the County to shun divisive politics, and join hands in serving the people of Kwale.
“It is only through unity and working together that our development agenda shall be fulfilled. That is how we will move forward as a County.” He explained.
On her part, Deputy Governor Fatima Achani stated that through the able leadership of Governor, Kwale County has realized most of its developmental agendas. Achani also asked Kwale residents to support Governor Mvurya to a higher national position after he finishes his second term as the Kwale Governor in 2022.
“Mvurya’s track record is open. In the education sector, it is only Kwale County among the 47 Counties in Kenya that has a successful bursary program with National School students receiving a 100 per cent scholarship.” She pointed out.
Achani too urged parents in Kwale County to take all their children to school irrespective of their gender, reminding that education is the best inheritance for generation.
The two leaders were accompanied by several senior officials from the County Government and administration officer form the National Government.
In 2013 when they were elected for their first term in office under the devolved system of government, Governor Mvurya and his Deputy Fatuma Achani came up with the ‘Elimu Ni Sasa’ initiative, a program that has highly motivated the growth of education standards in Kwale County. Through this program the County Government of Kwale has facilitated the construction of state of the art Early Childhood Development Education Centers in various parts of the county, and also set aside a bursary fund that sponsors Kwale County students learning in various institutions across the country and also outside Kenya.