Joy for Kisumu Casual Labourers as County Changes Terms Of Employment
Kisumu County casual labourers now have something to smile about after Governor Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o changed their terms of employment from a contract of three months to three years.
The new contract was formalized yesterday by Kisumu County city Manager Abala Wanga who issued contract letters to over 195 Casual Workers at Mama Grace Onyango Social Hall.
This move by the county government of Kisumu comes a day after the three month contract for the 195 casual workers elapsed.
While addressing the casual workers, Kisumu County City Manager Abala Wanga congratulated them for the good job they have been doing the city is clean.
“Today is a very important day for the city of Kisumu. On behalf of the governor of Kisumu County Prof. Anyang Nyong’o. I would like to thank you all of you for ensuring that the city is clean,” said Wanga.
“When I came to Kisumu I found out that you had not been paid for six months but still used to carry out your duties as well. You did not have work permits but after some of you reported to the governor, we contracted you for three months. With the good work you have done, today the governor has increased the duration from three months to three years,” Wanga Said.
Wanga also recalled how some of those casual workers used to send the governor painful messages over salary delays.
“Some of you used to send the governor painful texts on salary delays but we work on them promptly. I hope now those who are crying of school fees can now freely pay,” Abala added.
Wanga urged the casual workers to also sensitize the public on the importance of keeping the city clean.
“Welcome to Kisumu and to Kisumu county government. Kindly do your work well. The assignment I want to give you is that you are not just a cleaner but a community sensitizer as well. Sensitize the community that it is upon them to keep the city clean,” Abala said.
He has also warned the traders and shop owners within town to take cleanliness as a personal responsibility in order to maintain the face of the county.