The Trans Nzoia County through the National Hygiene Programme (NHP) on Tuesday launched planting of trees and flowers to enhance the beautification of Kitale town.
Tree planting is part of the larger programme of National Hygiene programme that is aimed at improving cleanness of towns in the country besides clearing bushes and opening trenches.
“We want to make sure that Kitale is also beautified and trees taken care of through the national hygiene programme for the six months and beyond,” said Deputy Governor, Dr. Stanley Tarus who officiated the function together with the Trans Nzoia County Commissioner (CC), Samson Ojwang.
Dr. Tarus said that at least 10,000 tree seedlings will be planted across the county by the end of the national hygiene programme.
Ojwang assured youths in the programme of more support from the government through the Uwezo fund.
“The government is ready to support youths through the Uwezo fund programme after the exercise of the national hygiene programme is over,” he said.
He advised youths engaged in the Kazi Mtaani programme to use their payments in a resourceful manner so as to help boost their livelihood.
At least over 4,000 youths have been enrolled in the programme that will see them earn Sh455 per day for the next six months.
By Pauline Ikanda