Hamisi District residents told to embrace education to benefit from the new dispensation
Written by Mulindi Carey Adekhela
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Hamisi DC Mr. George Okello handing over a cheque worth KSh 200,000 to Mwmbe primary school from the Kenya Charity Sweepstake to be used in helping it improve on their infrastructure. [PHOTO | Mulindi Carey | West Fm]
Residents of Hamisi District in Vihiga County have been told to embrace education of their children to enhance the socio-economic development of their region.
This is according to the area District Commissioner Mr. George Okello who while addressing residents of Mwembe at Mwembe primary school that if well embraced; they were geared to benefit from the new constitution dispensation.
Mr. Okello said for them to a have a share in the opportunities within the new constitution they must prioritize education since it is one of the minimum requirement for any position in this country.
“You must fully commit yourselves to the education of your children. If you don’t educate your children they will be a burden to you in future,” argued the DC.
While presenting a cheque worth sh.200 0000 from The Kenya charity sweep stake to the school, the DC regretted the habit of some of the parents of over-indulging in alcohol at the expense of their children’s education and warned them that the government is going to be very harsh on parents who neglect their children’s education.
About the issue of boy child education, the DC urged parents to withdraw their boys from sand harvesting business and educate them.
The Dc was accompanied by a representative from education office and other officials from the Provincial administration. The cheque presented will help the school improve its infrastructure so as to create a better learning environment.
Mwembe Primary School is among the first beneficiaries of the funds in the district from the Kenya Charity Sweeps Stake.