Kiambu CG, NTSA partner to train bodaboda riders

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Kiambu Youth Affairs executive Michael Waikenda (In a tie) interacts with youths at a past event. He says the county government has partnered with the NTSA to train bodaboda operators on road safety.[Benard Ramoka/Hivisasa.com]

Kiambu County government has partnered with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to train bodaboda operators on road safety.

According to Kiambu county executive for Youth Affairs Michael Waikenda the partnership will see bodaboda operators across the county trained on first aid, road safety, insurance, drugs and substance abuse among other areas.

He said that the training will equip the operators with new skills that are necessary in the sector.

Waikenda stated that bodaboda sector has employed many youths who need training to thrive in the trade.

“We intend to train bodaboda operators across Kiambu to quip them with more skills that are necessary t their work,” he said.

Waikenda said that road safety for bodaboda operators was important noting that their has been an increase in case of accidents involving boda boda riders mostly those who are new in the trade.

He observed that many riders are fresher’s who have little skills about riding. Waikenda said that the training will start soon and urged operators to register for the training in their various sub counties.

Waikenda said that the county government is committed to empower young people. He also urged youths to apply for development funds and venture into businesses of their choice.

Source –Kiambu County News    

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