The National Hygiene Programme (NHP) dubbed ‘Kazi Mtaani’ has helped alleviate negative economic impacts of Covid-19 pandemic within informal settlements in the country.
Transport Chief Administrative Secretary Wavinya Ndeti said the objective of the Kazi Mtaani programme that was initiated by the national government in April this year, is to provide social protection for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
“The programme has offered financial support to those whose prospects for daily or casual work has been disrupted by the containment policies put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Ms Ndeti.
The CAS was speaking in Mombasa on Wednesday when she inspected the second phase of Kazi Mtaani initiative at Tudor and Old Town in Mvita sub-county.
Ms Ndeti who was accompanied by the area deputy County Commissioner Charles Monari, said the programme will in the long run address the challenges of unemployment facing the youth.
She commended Mombasa County Implementation Committee for developing a more robust collaborative framework at the County level to provide employment opportunities to youth in Informal settlements.
The CAS said the Kazi Mtaani programme demonstrates the faith the government has in the youth and urged them to engage in meaningful ventures that would better their lives.
By Mohamed Hassan