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Relief for youths as Kazi Mtaani Programme is extended

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Youths across the country can breathe a sigh of relief, this is after the government extended the Kazi Mtaani programme.

State Department of Housing and Urban development PS Charles Hinga says that extension comes following the promise President Uhuru Kenyatta made after an appeal from the youth.

This means that over 280,000 youths will continue working in the programme which was to end on March 4th this year.

“The President promised two weeks ago that Kazi Mtaani will be extended following an appeal by the youth,” the PS said.

In his statement to the Press, PS Hinga stated that the program injected over Ksh. 700million into the grassroot economy every two weeks with its implementation in 900 informal settlements across the 47 counties.

Workers under the Kazi Mtaani Program operate on two shifts of Cohort A and B, each working for 11 days a month.

Workers earn Kshs. 455 per day while the supervisors earn Kshs.505 per day

Among the activities of the program are garbage collection and street cleaning, fumigation and unclogging of drainages, rehabilitation of public facilities such as buildings, access roads, and walkways.

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