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Energy minister talks of oil Discovery

02 April 2012, 16:06 Tony Karomo

Energy Minister Kiraitu Murungi has urged all Kenyans to continue working hard for the stability of the country’s economy noting the news of oil discovery in Turkana County as a boost to the country's natural resources.

Speaking at the 50th Graduation ceremony at St Laurence Egoji Teachers’ College yesterday in Imenti South District of Meru County, Kiraitu said it was a blessing to discover oil deposits  cautioning wananchi against laxity in discharging their duties in the name that oil had been discovered in the country.

The Energy minister expressed the government’s commitment to use the oil resources to enhance other sectors of development pointing out the need to prop up educational and agricultural potential for a better country’s economic base.

He challenged the media fraternity to join other Kenyans in celebrating success instead of reporting apathy and hopelessness over the oil discoveries.

He assured wananchi that the oil resources will be used openly and transparently with a view to expanding the present reserves.

The minister who is also Imenti South legislator and intends to defend the Meru County senatorial position challenged the area residents to seek higher education so that they can become net exporters of education.

He said the upcoming higher learning institutions in the region were geared towards improving the currently existing human resources.

The minister promised to donate KES. 500,000/= for the college’s ICT centre after consultations were finalized urging P1 teachers to go for higher levels of education in order to open more doors for their employment.

Kiraitu urged wananchi to be proud of their cultural diversity condemning the act of using ethical differences to fan negative ethnicity among Kenyans.

"There is nothing wrong with a community meeting to deliberate over development projects in their region. Development for one region translates to the development for the entire nation," remarked the minister.

The ceremony was graced by the Minister for Finance Njeru Githae accompanied by Kenyan Ambassador to Brazil Peter Kaberia.

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