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University and college graduates are supposed to be creative and innovative.

Governor George Natembeya on Thursday said as they wait employment,the youths should engage in income generating activities through innovation.

Addressing at Kipkeikei in cherangany,the governor asked the youth and graduates to apply practical skills as a way to enhance self-employment.

The governor was attending a seed distribution function where hundreds of farmers received free certified seeds.

“There are people who did certificate courses and advanced to diploma,degree and other postgraduate qualifications unfortunately they can’t exhibit practical skills which hinders their opportunities for growth”said Natembeya.

Governor Natembeya said most of the graduates have shunned farming which is not correct.

“Farming is lucrative if our youths can take it seriously”said the governor.

He asked residents of Trans Nzoia to fully engage in entrepreneurship.

The government he said is putting in place business friendly policies to make trade venture profitable.

He said NAWIRI FUND established by his administration is considering women and youth groups for start up capital for businesses.

Those who qualified for the fund he reiterated will be given tenders as a way of economically empowering them.

He also asked men to be supportive to their wives who want to work and do business.

“The culture and manners of denying women freedom to work is outdated”he said.

He asked the residents to be exposed to different areas to gain variety of ideas and improve their livelihoods.

The seeds being distributed the governor said is well researched and resistant to drought,pests and diseases.

The governor was accompanied by area MCA Edwin Kosgey,his Matisi counterpart Obed Mwale,Kiptoror MCA Kipchumba Birir and Agriculture CECM Phanice Khatundi and Boniface Wanyonyi of Finance.

Other attendees were chief officers Sammy Sichangi(Agriculture) and Patrick Osoro(Livestock Development) among other government officials.

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