Government to build two NYS camps in Coast

NYS members during a past Mashujaa Day celebrations in Mombasa. Nationwide recruitment exercise to be held in the first week of February 2024./COURTESY

Government is set to construct two national youth service camps within the Coastal region.

Speaking in Kwale County on Monday, Interior and Coordination Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’I said that President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed for the establishment of two NYS camps one in Chonyi Kilifi County and the second camp in Kwale County.

“We have been discussing with Kwale governor on the modality of doing this, we had a chat yesterday with the Governor of Kilifi and area MP on how it will be done,” said Matangi.

He said that the institution will aim at developing youth skills and train them on how to participate better in the economy and resist pressures to join radicalization.  

CS Matiang’i further said that the government will also construct three national schools in Coast.

He said that construction of Mama Ngina girl’s high school is already ongoing in Mombasa County, construction of a national school in Lamu County has also commenced and they will construct another national school in Kwale County from January 2021 with a capacity of 2000 students.

“Kwale will probably have the largest teachers training collage product of collaboration with the national government,” said Matangi.

Matiangi who was accompanied by senior officials from the security, sector said that 90% of national government projects within Kwale County was completed.

He said that construction of Mwache dam had delayed but he will work with other ministers to ensure it is completed.