MANDERA COUNTY – As the “Meet the People Tour” entered its third day, the spotlight shone brightly on the youth of Mandera, illuminating their crucial role as the bedrock upon which the county’s prosperous future will be built. A gathering marked by earnest discussions and impactful initiatives showcased the administration’s unwavering commitment to nurturing and empowering this vibrant demographic.
The youth, brimming with potential, are not just the future but also an essential part of the present. Their energy, innovation, and resilience are assets that Mandera’s leadership, including H.E. Governor Mohamed Adan Khalif, H.E Dr. Ali Maalim, H.E Senator Ali Roba, Hon. Adan Haji Yussuf, and Mheshimiwa Kore, are keen to harness and nurture.
Through engaging dialogues and interactive sessions, the leaders and the youth converged to explore avenues for empowerment and development. Technical training institutes have emerged as crucial platforms, imparting skills and knowledge that transcend conventional education. These institutions are the crucibles where raw talent is honed, and future professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders are moulded.
Self-employment and entrepreneurship are not just buzzwords but tangible pathways that the youth are traversing with zeal and determination. In an era marked by innovation and creativity, the young minds of Mandera are weaving a tapestry of enterprises that are as diverse as they are impactful. They are not just seeking jobs but creating them, transforming challenges into opportunities and aspirations into tangible achievements.
The leadership’s role in this transformative journey is facilitative and supportive. Every initiative, dialogue, and policy is tailored to create an environment where the youth can thrive. The focus is not just on today but on a future where each young person in Mandera can look back and see a trail of achievements, milestones, and successes.
The “Meet the People Tour” is more than an event; it is a manifestation of a social contract between the leaders and the youth. It is a pledge of commitment, support, and partnership. Every discussion held, every initiative launched, and every policy enacted is a brick in the edifice of a prosperous Mandera, where the youth are not just beneficiaries but active contributors.
As the tour unfolds, the narrative is clear – the youth are not just being prepared for the future; they are being empowered to create it. The seeds sown today, through education, empowerment, and engagement, will blossom into a future where Mandera is not just known for its rich cultural heritage but also for its vibrant, innovative, and empowered youth.