Education stakeholders yesterday called on Voi residents to embrace education to eradicate poverty in Society.
Dr Phillip Musila Mutisya, an educationist from North Carolina Central University and the lead founder of Diaspora University town said that by educating the society, individuals will be able to fend for themselves.
“Education is the key milestone to success. When we empower residents of Taita Taveta and others through education, we will be able to eradicate poverty,” he insisted.
Musila was speaking in Voi in Taita Taveta County during a field walk on the ongoing multibillion projects.
The project duped “Diaspora University Town,” intends to create over 20,000 jobs which will change the lives of citizens and at the same time help the country achieve its vision 2020.
The project is currently on going having been embraced by most residents.
Musila also called on the church leaders to educate young girls to prevent early pregnancies.
He said that upon the completion of Diaspora University town, residents and the health sector will benefit from it and people’s lives will be changed.
“We are going to have various categories of infrastructure. This will range from the University, Hospital, and schools. We are going to create jobs from this project,” he said.
Dr. Christopher Kimaru, the Professor of policy and Administration in North Carolina Central University in the USA and the founder of DUT said that the project was designed to succeed.
Kimaru thanked the residents for embracing the project saying it was going to create employment.