Ainamoi MP Benjamin Lang’at has stated that the area NG-CDF Committee will begin channeling bursary funds directly to school accounts, departing from the initial format of issuing the funds to individual beneficiaries.
He said the idea came to him after the Committee noticed that several needy families failed to fill out the necessary forms due to the numerous and sometimes complex requirements needed.
The Legislator, who was speaking at the Township Secondary School during a development tour of area schools, said that the move will also ensure all deserving students benefit from the funds.
He told the parents that the initiative will eradicate complaints of corruption and cases of beneficiaries not receiving financial assistance.
Lang’at gave out a cheque worth Ksh1.1 million for the construction of a modern tiled classroom.
He further pledged to fund the construction of two more classrooms, a dining hall, the development of a playing ground and the acquisition of a school bus.
The MP challenged the Principal, teachers, parents, and students to invest more in improving overall performance and strive to transition more students to the University.
“Education is the best route to uplift the livelihood of students from poor backgrounds. I am a testimony that that education can transform one’s life,” he said.
Later he toured Township Primary School where he welcomed the NISHKAM Foundation which will put up a mega project worth Ksh200 million.
The projects include 27 classrooms, 2 staff rooms, a multi-purpose hall, kitchen, dining hall, kitchen, renovation of all existing classrooms, and the development of a sports complex.
The foundation will also initiate a feeding programme to benefit 250 children drawn from vulnerable backgrounds.
Lang’at was accompanied by the Sub-County Director of Education Omari Mokaya, area Administrator K. Bosuben, and Township TVC Principal Shadrack Tonui.
By Benedict Ng’etich
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