Laikipia County Commissioner, Daniel Nyameti, has asked the team responsible for implementation of the phase two, National Hygiene Programme (NHP), to ensure that quality work is done by the youth who will be engaged.
He noted that the programme dubbed “Kazi Mtaani” is a social protection package for the youths living in the informal settlements but the work must be done properly.
“The programme is at the same time intended to create awareness on the need for communities to maintain environmental hygiene at all time,” Nyameti added.
He said the programme which is being rolled out in all the 47 counties will improve the livelihood of the youths who have been affected negatively by the effects of Covid-19 in the country.
The CC was speaking on Wednesday during a one-day training for Laikipia County’s NHP committee members, held in his boardroom in Nanyuki.
He pointed out the total number of the youths who will be engaged in the programme in Laikipia County has been increased from 3,571 to 3, 615 and 117 of them will be supervisors.
“The programme which will be launched on Monday next week in the three out of the five sub counties in Laikipia County, will see 1,905, 1,589 and 121 youths work in Laikipia East, Nyahururu and Laikipia west respectively,’’ Nyameti noted.
Nyameti said the programme which is expected to be transparent will see the youth get their pay after every two weeks.
Laikipia County, Housing and urban development director Ezekiel Muiruri, who is the committee’s secretary said the ratio of supervisors to the workers will be 1:30.
He further said each cohort of 30 will be divided in 15-member group, to work for 11 days and then rotate with the next group. He however added that the supervisors will be working throughout.
By Margaret Kirera