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Youth urged to seek employment abroad

11 December 2012, 10:41 Wangui Joseph

Geographical boundaries should not be a hindrance to getting employment opportunities in foreign countries because internet is already there, former Communication and Information Minister has said.

Mutahi Kagwe said that internet is currently a tool for development and knowledge as well as an informer.

He urged the young generation to take advantage of the internet to distinguish themselves from earlier generations.

He was lecturing a Christian youth forum on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) who had converged at Kimathi High School in Nyeri on Monday.

The former Mukurwe-ini MP said, “There are countless opportunities in diverse environments. Seek jobs online and apply even with overseas companies; don’t limit or enclose yourself with one method of writing letters in this age. It just requires one to understand the basics of using computers.”

Mutahi, who is also vying for a Nyeri County Senate seat, vowed to connect every institution with internet to keep them updated and introduce an ICT city in the county once elected.

He told the attendees that since technology has improved lives of many people, they too should embrace and work with it by coming up with business ideas.

“ICT is there to empower you in many ways including economically and politically. Equip yourself with its skills,” he advised.

He further called upon the government to write off the deadline set to switch off analogue televisions saying it is a challenge because most people have no information about the set boxes required to be with digital television.

“Government should forward finances and use signal distributors to import the set boxes for the entire population instead of switching off, then public will pay with time. Government will automatically make profits from this and at the same time ease the financial burden for its people,” Mutahi said.

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