Kazi mtaani program launched in Trans Nzoia
By David Musundi
The national government's second phase of the National Hygiene Program ( NHP) dubbed kazi mtaani was launched Monday in Trans Nzoia county with 4000 youth picked to work in informal settlements.
The exercise which was launched by area deputy governor Stanley Tarus will see the team carry out daily sanitation works in five informal settlement areas while earning an income for six months.
Kipsongo-Shanty, Mitume, Tuwan and Matisi have 820 workers with 27 supervisors while Shimo La Tewa has 823 workers with 29 supervisors in the programme that benefits Saboti and Kiminini sub counties.
Some of the key activities being carried out include street cleaning, access path clearing, fumigation and disinfection, garbage collection, bush clearing and drainage unclogging.
“We welcome this initiative by the national government to offer an opportunity to the youth to be economically productive while boosting environmental cleanliness to combat Covid 19,” said Dr. Tarus.
He however called on the public to be supportive of the programme by shunning improper ways of disposing of garbage which dirtily the environment and clog drainage to control rain water flow.