THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR HANDS OVER TOOLS TO KAZI MTAANI YOUTHCollins Ogutu
The Deputy Governor Hamilton Orata today handed over an assortment of tools worth 2.8 Million to representatives of youth involved in the Kazi Mtaani initiative in Homa Bay County.
Speaking to the press during the event at the Governor’s office ground, Orata asked the youth involved in the program to develop a saving culture in order to achieve a great sense of financial freedom
He added that Homa Bay Town will have a major face-lift after the completion of the kazi Mtaani program.
The County Commissioner David Yatich Kipkemei disclosed that 3441 youth and 111 Supervisors have so far benefitted from the program since its inception three weeks ago. He said that the youth are paid Ksh. 455 per day for 11 days after which another cohort takes over.
He stressed that the aim of the program is to assist the most vulnerable to cushion them against the bite of covid-19 pandemic. He added that the program will be cascaded to Sub Counties.
The CEC Member for Lands, Urban Development and Physical Planning Roseline Odhiambo said the Department procured 1000 reusable facemasks, 1000 gumboots, 5o wheelbarrows, 200 shovel, 200 picks, 200 jembes and 200 pangas.
Later the Deputy Governor led the Cabinet and other County Government officials in eulogizing the former CEC Member for Education and ICT late Hon. Naphtali Mattah.
Orata spoke at Kabunde Airstrip where he led the team in viewing the body before being airlifted to his rural home in Mfangano Island. Mr. Mattah will be buried tomorrow