Over 100 women and youths in Busia County have trained on employment creation through Do-nou (gunny bags) technology courtesy of Community Road Empowerment ( CORE), a Japanese Non-Governmental Organization.
She said her organization is geared towards empowering the society socially and economically, adding that they have used Do-nou technology in other counties like Kwale and Makueni.
The groups of 25 members each underwent an eight day field study on road construction and maintenance in rural areas using Do-nou (gunny bags) Technology.
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong who presided over the certificates award ceremony thanked the donors for such an impressive initiative meant to empower the youths in the society and pledged to support the program.
My Government will sponsor two members from each group who emerged the best during the on-job training for a six-week training in Kisii this month, adding that the recipients will be given certificates that they will use to register construction companies.
Governor lauded his track record citing the projects he had initiated in the county since 2013 and condemned those spreading propaganda that his government had performed dismally.
“We have drilled clean water for our residents, purchased university land for Jaramogi University, built a medical training college among others,” he said.
County Executive Committee member for Roads Bernard Yaite said Do-nou technology
will become the emerging business in rural areas as the gunny bags will be used for rural road maintenance.
Speaking outside Burumba Ward offices on Wednesday, Yaite said the County Government will use those who have been trained as trainer of trainees to roll out the project across the county.
Phase one of the program targeted four sub counties of Teso North, Teso South, Namable and Matayos. Phase two will cover Butula, Funyula and Budalangi, CORE project manger Yuka Iwamura said during the certificate award ceremony presided over by Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong at Madende Catholic Church on Tuesday.
Do-nou is a Japanese word for gunny bag with soil wrapped in it. It is a soil reinforcement technique which involves use of gunny bags filled appropriately with either sand, farm soil, gravel and the opening properly secured.
Do-nou makes use of locally available materials hence sustainable, easily adoptable by the community and can be replicated.
Photos: Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong awards the Don-nou technology recipient at Madende Catholic Church on Tuesday.
– Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong addressing Don-nou (gunny bags) technology recipients at Madende Catholic Church on Tuesday.