The beautification of Kilifi township has kicked off with planting of flower plants along roads leading to government offices, public beaches and parks.
The exercise begins at the entry to the town at Kilifi Bridge where flower plants are being planted 3 meters from the roads leading to the offices of the governor and Huduma Centre at the county commissioner’s offices.
Similarly flower plants are to be panted from the county commissioner’s along Bofa road to Mazingira park and Kilifi public beach beside the park.
This is after the workers assigned to Sokoni ward informal settlement worked on bush clearing around government office premises, cleaned drainages and opened paths leading to the public beaches and parks.
The Kilifi North Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Josphat Mutisya who launched the exercise said the youth have been involved in many activities within the town and that it was time to beautify it.
He said the phase 2 Presidential project aimed at cushioning those recruited youths against the effects of Covid-19 pandemic by making them earn an income for the period of six months.
“Our beneficiaries have made commendable work in their assigned areas and much more needs to be done. This exercise will definitely change the face of Kilifi and make it more attractive to visitors henceforth,” he said.
Mutisya said the programme will also see the planting of additional trees along the streets within the town where the ageing ones planted during the colonial days have been falling off in the recent past due to strong winds.
He said the sub county was privileged to have recruited 1300 youth through the ongoing Kazi Mtaani phase 2 programme.
The programme is closely being monitored by assistant and DCC under the supervision of the County Director for Housing, Daudi Makosi.
By Harrison Yeri