Governor Jackson Mandago EGH has hailed an initiative by popular actor, Maria, which targets to educate and and sensitize young girls in a bid to address the challenges of teenage pregnancies in the county.
Dubbed ‘Jiamini’, the initiative supported by Indomie Kenya is a Corporate Social Responsibility being steered by Yasmin Taib, popularly known as Maria, of the popular TV show Maria.
The team visited Governor Jackson Mandago, EGH, in Tuesday where they gave a donation for the Eldoret Rescue Centre.
Speaking during the visit, Mandago said the Jiamini initiative will go a long way to helping the young girls in society.
“This is a good initiative for mentoring our young girls so that we can have reliable women who will build this country going forward in future,” the Governor said.
He also praised the impact that the Maria show has had in the country’s film industry.
According to Mandago, the show has helped breathe believe in many local talents.
“As part of growing the film industry, we want to acknowledge that Maria show has done well and set the pace for others to believe in themselves,” said Mandago.
It is a clear indication that locally produced films can have unparalleled viewership. We have a talents that can grow this industry,” Mandago added.
He also asked the Indomie Company to consider setting up a company here in Eldoret as it is an investor friendly destination.
Mandago said, his administration is willing and ready to partner with the company so as to help wheat farmers have a guaranteed market for their produce.
Martin Mwangi, Brand Manager of Indomie KENYA, said the company uses locally produce wheat in making their products.
Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno, County Secretary Edwin Bett, County Executive Member’s Dr. Dr. Evelyne Rotich (Health), Dr. Emily Kogos (Trade), Eng. Gideon Maritim (Lands), Eng. Nelson Maritim, Esther Mutai (Cooperatives), Joseph Kurgat (Education), County Attorney Stephen Lel and Chief Officer Peter Chesos (Finance).