3200 YOUTHS BENEFIT FROM KAZI MTAANI NATIONAL HYGIENE PROGRAMBushnell Odhiambo
A total of 3200 youths from four informal settlements within the Homa Bay Municipality have benefited from the 2nd phase of Kazi Mtaani National Hygiene Program which was rolled out today by the Principal Secretary, State department for Gender, Ministry of Public Service and Gender. Prof. Collette Suda.
Governor Cyprian Awiti who flanked Prof Suda said the Kazi Mtaani initiative was God-sent as it would cushion youth and women who have been devastated by COVID-19 pandemic.
Awiti lauded the partnership at both levels of governance that have handled the entire recruitment exercise seamlessly. He urged the 112 youth groups drawn from Got Rabuor, Makongeni, Sophia and Shauri Yako to take the task seriously.
The Governor thanked His Exellency President Uhuru Kenyatta for having taken a leading role in ensuring the success of the program.
The Sh10 billion 2nd phase program has benefited a total of 273,000 youths from all the 47 counties with most of the beneficiaries having lost jobs or their careers during this period of pandemic.
Prof. Suda advised the youth to observe discipline and maintain work ethic because both levels of governance look to make the program sustainable in terms of the beautification of the Homa Bay municipality.