Chuka university vice chancellor Professor Erastus Njoka has urged youth from Tharaka Nithi county to register their own companies so that they are able to benefit from simple tenders that the university has been offering.
Speaking at Tharaka University college which is also a costituent college of the Chuka university,Njoka said that it a requirement by the law that 30 percent of the total tenders that the university announces go to youths as part of ensuring that youths who forms the majority of population grow.
However Njoka said that for the youths to qualify for these tenders,the law requires that the beneficially of the tender be a registered company.He noted that most youths have for long been used to register companies by influential individuals which they never benefit from.
“Chuka university spends about 1 billion annually on tenders of which 30 percent of it,totals to about Sh 300 million.Therefore youths should seize this golden chance to register companies and apply for the tenders so that they grow economically,” Njoka said.
The Chuka university V.C strongly also condemned the vice by the politicians who he said have been politicizing every project the university initiates ranging from roads constructions,water supply among others terming the behavior as retrogressive and which derail the development in the community.
The Principal Tharaka University college Professor Muriungi on his side advised the youths to be vigilant on politicians and powerful individuals who are fond of using them to cause chaos so that they gain political mileage.
“As youths you have to be very wise so that you are not used by politicians who may fund you so that you may interrupt other people’s activities and then leave you in the same state after gaining what they intended to,” Professor Muriungi said.
The two were speaking at Tharaka university where they had met youths from the region who had requested the Chuka University Vice Chancellor to have talk with them on various topics including development and transformation leadership in the society