By Bell Pere
Ngareta Secondary school a mixed public school located in Narok North Sub County has received a 7 million bus from the CDF kitty. The bus whichis a 41 seater will be used to transport students to outside academic activities.
During the commissioning ceremony held at the school,Narok North Member of Parliament Moitalel ole Kenta said that he had not forgotten the promise to the institute that he wouldmobilize funds to purchase the school bus.
According to him the school had difficulties in transporting students especially for functions such as science contests, drama and music festivals.
“It is a great day for Ngareta as we had earlier promised to bring you a school bus,” said the MP.
Kenta asked the students to work hard in order to seize the many job opportunities in Narok County. He complained of the economic drain happening in Narokwhere other counties were employed in the different institutions in the county.
“It is disheartening to see our children after school not getting employment in our very own community,” he said.
He said that he had especially approached the Teachers Service Commission over the matter but was turned down with claims of Narok did not have necessary qualifications for various job opportunities.
Present during the ceremony was Kenya National Union of Teachers secretary general Paul Lepore who asked the Government to award quality contractors in order to have quality school infrastructures. He also asked teachers to be united so that they may be able to fight for their grievances.
“The government is yet to address our grievances and I will still insist that teachers to continue standing united. For in unity there is strength,” he added.
CDF chairman Naingesasaid that Narok North had been graded position one in proper utilisation of CDFfunds. According to him the sub county had allocated 18 million bursaries and another 18 million in school projects.
Students at the secondary school were overjoyed for having received a bus from the CDF and promised to work hard in making the county proud.
The school Principal Mr. Mepukoriasked parents to aid in fuelling, maintaining and paying for insurance services. He also promised to put the bus into good use.