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Mandera youths urge Government to expand Kazimtaani program

Youth in Mandera have urged the Government to expand the Kazi mtaani programme to employ more of them.

Mohammed Ali, one of the beneficiaries said the programme is keeping the youth busy while also helping them meet their basic financial obligations from their daily wages.

He noted that the wider the programme the more the youths to benefit and the wider the coverage of the activities.

Another beneficiary, Adan Abdi asked the Government to extend the 20 day exercise until Covid- 19 pandemic is subdued so that they can get back to their normal economic involvement.

President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the programme to help vulnerable youths who lost jobs following the Covid 19 pandemic.

Mandera County Commissioner Onesmus Kyatha asked the youths to take the initiative seriously by performing tasks allocated to them responsibly.

The youths in the programme are engaged in bush clearing to open up roads, unblocking drainages and sewer lines, fumigating public places and general cleanliness in line with fighting the spread of Covid 19.

By Dickson Githaiga

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