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Govt’s Kazi Mtaani creates 26,000 jobs for Kenyans in informal settlements from 8 counties

vendredi 26 juin 2020

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The Kazi Mtaani programme spearheaded by the State Department of Housing and Urban Development is geared at integrating jobless Kenyans in urban hygiene and sanitation works across 23 informal settlements. KaziMtaani is an extended public works project aimed at utilizing labour-intensive approaches to create sustainability in the urban development sector.

The programme dubbed KaziMtaani will create job opportunities for more than 26,000 youths in informal settlements across the country. The program provides opportunities for citizens above the age of eighteen (18) of all genders provided they reside in the target informal settlements. The first phase of the Kazi Mtaani National Hygiene Programme (NHP) initiative which was launched on April will see the enlisting of 26,148 Kenyans living in the informal settlements to undertake rapid environment improvements and sanitation management.

The informal settlements to benefit in the project include settlements from Nairobi, Mombasa, Kiambu, Nakuru, Kisumu, Kilifi, Kwale, and Mandera counties. These counties have seen the first instances of COVID-19. And have been affected by the cessation of movement policy initiated to contain the spread of the virus. The containment strategies have affected economic activity. Making it difficult for those reliant on daily work to meet their basic needs. NHP will, therefore, focus on putting people back to work in the short-term as a measure to alleviate the economic impact of the pandemic within informal settlements.

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