Rose Githinji, a founder of Diaspora University Town (DUT) sent three young Kenyans, Gibson Irungu, Stanley Wahoro and Dennis Karuga to explore opportunities at DUT. Rose Githinji and her son Brian Mungai are DUT Townhouses Developers, DUT Credit Ltd Shares investors and Daktari Biotechnology medicine and vaccine investors. They are also exploring opening MSME. Rose says, “I’m happy that through DUT I’m creating jobs. In 2024, my target is to remit $5,000 of the Diaspora Kenyans $50 million remittance so we can create jobs.”
As DUT progresses it will create 3,000 jobs as roads, buildings and MSMEs are established to enable Diaspora University first class intake. The jobs will grow to 15,000 in next four years as the first class enrolled graduates.
The three young Kenyans visiting DUT explored the different DUT job creation plans. Gibson, a graduate of Bachelors of Sciences in Economics on the plans commented, “Job creation in Kenya has been low. It is good that DUT's primary goal is to create jobs.”
Stanley and Dennis were happy to learn that Diaspora University will be open soon. They were added to the list of the Diaspora University first class. The class is currently targeted to join January or May 2015 and graduate in 2028. Stanley's goal is to study electrical engineering. Dennis's goal is to study computer science.
Dan asked the young men to thank Rose and Brian in Diaspora for founding DUT and committing to create jobs and opportunities. He said that as DUT progresses more and more Diaspora Kenyans will come to the realization that the only way to benefit Kenya and Kenyans is to remit money to jobs creation plans similar to those in the developed world. He asked the young Kenyans to look to the future with optimism. He said, "Very soon you'll be building DUT. You will join Diaspora University. Therafter you will build new towns and cities as you create jobs for the next generation."
DUT Plan by Dan Kamau
Dan Kamau presented the Diaspora University Town (DUT) Plan as one of creating 15,000 jobs in the first 5 years. The project will create jobs as diverse plans are implemented as follows: Diaspora University plan; DUT design-build plan for 60km roads and infrastructure; DUT design-build plan 3,778 properties building for education, residential and MSMEs; opening of and enrolling students; establishment of about 300 MSMEs; and, the advancement of GDP among other productions.
DUT Materials Plan by Faith Mwachala & Rose Ndela
DUT Materials plan will create about 400 jobs in Diaspora University Town and another 2,000 jobs in the 14 Ndara B Companies. The plan is headed by Ronald Mwangombe and incorporates various divisions/plans as follows: research and material production systems; material production warehouses; waste recycle to produce building materials; set up of MSMEs; extraction of materials inside DUT land; and, the building material supplies and management.
Rose Ndela presented the manufacturing on building materials at the site with interlocking blocks.
Faith Mwachala presented on the Building Materials Supplies and Management Plan that will have a 10,000 square meter. The building shall receive about 500 million pieces of building material that shall thereafter be dispatched to the construction sites of 60 km roads & infrastructure and 3,778 plots. She said, “We shall have all types of jobs including Equipment operators, Receiving Clerks, Inventory Clerks, Site Delivery Clerks and other jobs.”
Design-Build plan by Joseph Mwandairo & Barnabas Mwandembo
The Design-Build plan is expected to have over 2,000 persons working as it progresses to design and build the DUT 60 km road and infrastructure network and about 4,000 buildings in the 3,778 plots. Joseph Mwandairo is heading the Road and infrastructure construction plan and Barnabas Mwadembo the building plan.
Joseph and Barnabas presented the Design-Build plan jobs that include: Architects, Engineers, Masons, Electricians, Plumbers, Carpenters, Landscapers, Painters, general workers and others.
Water plan by Patrick Mwangombe
The Water plan will progressively supply water for construction and to persons through the completed buildings. Patrick Mwangombe explained the jobs that include: pumping water from River Voi; monitoring pipes, water quality, water meters and other jobs that will emerge as the water department is set up.
Cloth Making MSME Plan by Evaline Iringo
The clothes making MSMEs will be implemented in about 2 acres of land. The business will have 2 buildings with about 10,000 sqm of space. Over 100 sewing machines and other cloth making machines will be put in buildings. About 300 jobs will be created with each machine creating two jobs as it is operated 16 hours a day and over 1,200 pieces of clothing wear produced a day.
Eva said that the clothes tailoring plan will empower individuals and communities. The plan will provide high-quality, diverse, and stylish clothing solutions as the company established by the plan tailors brands for Diaspora University, Diaspora University Town, Daktari Biotechnology, DUT Credit, DUT MSMEs, DUT residents, Kenyans and even be part of the global market.
Town Environment Department
The Town environment department will create about 100 jobs that include: environment management, environment monitoring, waste recycle plans, town parks, Riparian area management, storm water harvesting, tree planting and other environment sustenance plans. The plan will be implemented through three warehouses, tree nurseries, 69 parks, Riparian areas, sections of roads allocated and other facilities/areas.
Seriana Mwakaba of DUT Environment at the Tree nursery introduced the environment plan and particularly over 20 seedlings that are already planted.