The youth from various parts of the country are set to benefit from the newly proposed budget.
Ksh 10 billion has been allocated to the youth in what is termed as the “Kazi Mtaani” youth programme. Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani said that the money would help unemployed youths who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The youth programme was rolled out by President Uhuru Kenyatta in April and targeted 8 counties. These include Kiambu, Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale, Nakuru, Mandera, Kilifi, and Kisumu. The first phase was launched in 28 slum areas in the country.
It was meant to create 26,000 immediate jobs in urban hygiene and sanitation works.
Workers above the age of 18 earn a daily wage for taking up duties such as ‘street’ cleaning, fumigation and disinfection, garbage collection, bush clearance and drainage unclogging services, among others.
The Kazi Mtaani NHP has been conceptualized to provide social relief by providing jobs and facilitating hygiene interventions to help contain the Covid-19 pandemic in informal urban settlements
Phase 1 of the NHP program will deliver wages amounting for more than 30,000 informal settlement dwellers for the next one month allowing them to meet their economic needs. The Kazi Mtaani NHP payment structure is also aligned to the aims of providing a daily income and this is why workers will be paid at least twice a week through mobile money transfersHousing PS Charles Hinga
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