Over 5,000 youths will be recruited under the National Hygiene Programme to do cleaning in Makueni County.
Makueni County Commissioner (CC) Mr. Gilbert Kitiyo says the programme that is popularly known as “Kazi Mtaani” has recruited youths from Nzaui, Mbooni East, Mbooni West, Mukaa, Kibwezi West and Kibwezi East, Kathozweni, Kilungu and Makueni sub-counties in the county.
Mr. Kitiyo made the remarks Monday at his office where he launched the third phase of the Kazi Mtaani where he observed that those who worked in the earlier phases were given first priority.
While urging the youths to be committed and dedicated to work, he also disclosed that those who had applied online were also considered in the programme that is supposed to cushion the unemployed youths.
“The youth are expected to do projects like tree planting, cleaning government facilities, unblocking drainages and opening of foot paths,” said Kitiyo while launching the programme.
They will also will do bush clearing and unblock drainage systems for the programme that will run from June 6 to August 30 this year.
He also revealed that the exercise was launched in all the sub-county headquarters by the area deputy county commissioners while adding that the youth will be working in cohorts.
“The youths will be in two cohorts working for 9 days a month. Those who will be considered will be aged between 18-35 years. However, the vulnerable like women will be considered,” the administrator said.
Further he said that those who have been recruited must have an identity card and have a registered number under M-Pesa through which they will be paid their dues.
In the last programme, 3004 youths were recruited during the period of coronavirus. It was aimed to cushion them during the pandemic that many people were laid off from their jobs.