A consignment of 25 dining tables and 100 chairs fabricated by Kakamega’s Nzoia County Polytechnic arrived at Turkana University Friday, signalling the beginning of a journey to self reliance by the County Government funded institutions.
County Executive Member for Education, Science and Technology Dr. George Akolo Lutomia said supplying the furniture to the insitution was a great achievement and a fulfilment of Governor H.E. Hon. Dr. FCPA Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya’s manifesto to the people of Kakamega on independence of County Polytechnics.
“This is a great milestone by Governor Oparanya’s administration as Kakamega works towards exporting more products and services from all the 63 County Polytechnics ranging from metal processing, carpentry, motor vehicle technology, electrical technology, masonry, garment making, hair dressing, agribusiness, plumbing, food processing among others,” said Dr. Lutomia.
The University’s Vice Chancellor Prof. George Emengich, who received the consignment in the company of his Deputy Prof. George Muthaa, registered his satisfaction and appreciation to Nzoia Polytechnic saying the impressive furniture was delivered within the agreed timelines.
Kakamega Chief Officer for Education Dr. Irene Ashioya said the Ministry aims at ensuring all County Polytechnics not only become self reliant but also contribute to the growth of Kakamega County’s own source revenue.
Principal Nzoia Polytechnic Mr. Benson Mbaya thanked the entire Administration of Turkana University for awarding his institution the furniture tender, promising to deliver more quality products and services promptly whenever called upon.
Student leaders of Turkana University who were also present thanked their administration for procuring the furniture adding that scholars will henceforth enjoy their health breaks comfortably in the dining hall.
The University’s Procurement officer Mr Paul Ekiru and the inspection team were present.