Vihiga county Technical and Vocational Education(TVET) centres have embraced bamboo curriculum.
35 instructors from TVET centres were taken through bamboo curriculum,basically involving appropriate carpentry and joinery and building and construction.
Bamboo is known to be the fastest growing plant on the planet. It releases 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere compared to other plants.
When he toured Tiriki Tropical Gardens and Farm in Shamakhokho where the training is taking place, Vihiga governor Dr.Wilber Ottichilo said that the county will build a showroom at Mbale where products made from Bamboo will be showcased.
‘I am amazed by how many products we can make from this bamboo.That we can make 4000 products out of bamboo,’ He said.
The Governor further said that he will facilitate planting of bamboos along river valleys.He further told Kenya Forestry Research Institute(KEFRI) that his government is ready for an agreement to see a greater investment in bamboo farming.
The 2 week training will end on Monday with the instructors getting certificates.