By David Muchui
Meru County governor Peter Munya has said that his government will establish a Career advisory bureau in the county to help the youth get relevant skills as well as source for jobs in Kenya and other parts of the world.
Speaking during the swearing in of the County
Public Service board, Munya noted that many form four leavers waste years at home waiting for jobs due to lack of information on the requisite training and skills needed in the job market.
“Many youth are jobless because they don’t know where the jobs are or the skills required. We will establish an advisory for job seekers through the department of Culture, Youth and Sports to offer career guidance,” Munya said.
He said that the county government will ensure the youth are advised on the right training so as to develop the right workforce for the county.
This, he said will help address the rising cases of joblessness among the youth in the country as well as minimize incidents where they end up taking redundant courses.
Meanwhile, the governor called on the newly sworn in County public service board members to embark on a county staff audit to ensure efficient service delivery in the county.
“There is need for a county staff audit to establish the number of workers, their qualifications, their skills and where they fit. This will help us ascertain the skills we are lacking and those we have in excess,” said Munya.
The governor further said that the audit will help provide the right training to the staff to increase efficiency in service delivery.
“You should also establish whether we can carry out a staff rationalization process. The county staff should be working at their optimum level,” he added.
Some of the urgent tasks the County PSB is required to accomplish include advertising the positions of chief officers, sub county administrators and town administrators.
Munya called on the board members to familiarize themselves with the county government act to enable them perform effectively.