COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli has kicked off plans to build a ksh1.1 billion investment that will cement his legacy for generations to come.
Atwoli will lead Masinde Muliro University’s effort to raise money for the construction of the Dr. Atwoli International Centre for Labour and Leadership Studies (DAICELLS) at the university.
DAICELLS is expected to build a pool of skilled, adaptive, self-reliant and enterprising labour force for realizing the ‘Big Four Agenda’ currently under implementation by President Uhuru Kenyatta.COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli in a meeting with Masinde Muliro University officials on October 17, 2020File
The trade unionist held a meeting to strategize on the plan with Education PS Samson Nabukwesi and the university council at the Tom Mboya Labour College in Kisumu on Saturday, October 17.
While addressing the council in a past event, Atwoli expressed that he was honored that the university has conceptualized the centre to be named after him.
The centre will be housed in the School of Business and Economics, offering academic and executive programs in labour and industrial relations as well as public and private sector leadership and management.
The center will be building according to the highest international standards.
The building will also be used to carry out research and disseminate findings on workplace related issues.
Atwoli, who is an alumni of the university, has promised to help building collaboration between the DAICELLS and the International Labour Organization (ILO).
“It is envisioned that the centre will enable the sub-saharan region to achieve milestones in developing quality manpower for industrial and labour relations. We hope to address the strategic options and modalities identified for the national agenda as a foundation for Vision 2030.
“This center will create a platform for engagement and negotiation between governments, labour movements, key stakeholders and collaborators,” Atwoli stated during a past address at the university.
Atwoli joins a list of prominent leaders with who are immortalised through buildings such as the William Ruto Leadership Institute (WRLI) in Makerere University and the Mama Ida Library and Resource Centre at Ogande Girls in Homa Bay County.COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli in a meeting with Masinde Muliro University officials on October 17, 2020File
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