President fulfills promise to students as he pledges to do more
His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday 19th, 2018 handed over Kshs 500,000 to KMTC Msambweni Campus students’ leadership to fulfill a pledge he made to the students.
In August this year, the President met students from the campus when he visited the area and pledged to contribute Kshs 1 million to the needy students kitty started by the student leadership in the campus. He gave half the amount and promised to give the rest.
When KMTC Board Chairman Prof. Philip Kaloki and acting CEO Prof.Michael Kiptoo led a delegation to State House Mombasa following an invitation by the President; the President handed over the remaining amount to Msambweni Campus SRC leaders.
While handing over the money, the President said that the kitty would ensure qualified students get an opportunity to train at KMTC regardless of their financial background. The President further assured the students that he would give an additional Ksh 1 million in six months or a year’s time if the students’ leaders take care of the money entrusted to them. In addition, he assured that a road leading to the campus would be tarmacked and the campus fenced off.
Speaking to the students, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta reassured them that there is an opportunity for each of them as the country moves towards fulfilling the Universal Health Coverage Goals. “We will need more health workers to make Universal Health Coverage a reality as the country moves forward,” he said adding that, “I want to commend KMTC for training community health workers who will go down to the grass root level and empower communities to take care of their health.”
Prof. Kaloki thanked the President for acknowledging the key role the College plays I the health sector and assured him that KMTC would continue to fulfill its mandate diligently to support the Government’s Universal Health Care agenda.
Others in the meeting were Principals Ms. Peninah Ivui, Mr. Anderson Yeri, Mr. Justus Muendo, Dr. Marsellah Ogendo, Ms. Kavwa Mwakaribu and Dr. Mary Mwaniki, senior staff members and students from Msambweni campus.