By TIMOTHY MBAYA
Uriri MP Mark Nyamita has asked County Commissioners to consider the youth in the shortlisting for the Kenya Population and Housing Census jobs.
This is after the National Government through the Kenya National Bureau of statistics (KNBS) called for applications for temporary positions in the census that will take place in August this year.
The KNBS announced vacant positions of ICT supervisors, content supervisors, and ICT supervisors.
Nyamita speaking at a fundraiser at Ringa in Awendo said Kenya is flooded with jobless youth who have finished Form four, Colleges and University education.
He asked the County Commissioners to ensure they are given the first priority to bridge the ballooning unemployment gap in the Country.
“What I am appealing to you is that as you are shortlisting the candidates who are going to take part in this job, let them be this young men who have zero jobs so that they can get some little source of income,” said Nyamita.
The MP said though there were civil servants and working Kenyans who are qualified to get the census jobs, it is only right for them to give room to deserving unemployed youth to be empowered.
He said the 30 day period within which the exercise will take place did not warrant the engagement of those already working as it would stagnate their current placements if they were contracted by KNBS.
“Let our young people also get this small pocket money so that they can also feel part of us,” said Nyamita.
Applicants were supposed to meet a minimum requirement of KCSE mean grade of C (plain) for enumerators while Content supervisors and ICT supervisors were supposed to have at least a Diploma Certificate.
Nyamita accompanied accompanied area MP Walter Owino for a fundraiser at Ringa SDA church in North Sakwa.