Government Spokesperson Rtd Col.Cyrus Oguna has called on youths to maximize on funds set aside for them by government even as National Hygiene Programme dubbed Kazi Program draws to a close.
Speaking on Friday at Mazembe grounds in Nakuru West sub county where he had an engagement with locals on various government projects, Oguna revealed that the program might come to an end in March.
He lauded the Kazi Mtaani program stating that since inception, the program has been able to transform the society besides empowering youths who had lost jobs.
The Government spokesperson was however quick to call on youths to think big even beyond the Kazi Mtaani.
While hinting at possible end to the Program, Oguna called on youths to continue maximizing on the many funds set for them by the government.
He cited some of the programs such as Ajira digital and Kenya Youth Employment & Opportunities Project (KYEOP) as some of the avenues that the government will continue to use to empower youths.
“We need to think beyond Kazi Mtaani. This program came to transform society and empower youths who had lost jobs during COVID-19.The program might not go on for long but youths should make use of the government opportunities to sustain themselves. Youths should make good use of the various funds set aside by the government.” he said.
Oguna who lauded the Big 4 agenda of the Jubilee administration said the government is committed towards a better country through development.
On matters BBI,the government spokesperson calling for the need to sensitize the youths so that they can shun divisive politicians.
“Lack of confidence among youths is a hindrance to Development. Politics are there but we have to maintain peace” he said.
Similar sentiments echoed by Nakuru County Commissioner Erastus Mbui who called on youths to shun divisive politicians.
According to Mbui, such politicians have no room in the country towards development agenda as they mean no good.
“Youths are majority in this country and they will only move forward if they can shun divisive leaders who mean no good for this country” he said.
The government’s National Hygiene Programme dubbed Kazi Mtaani was started last years following COVID-19 pandemic.
The program was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta and meant to provide social protection for workers whose prospects for daily or casual work had been disrupted by the containment policies put in place to limit the spread of Covid-19.
The programme which is under the State Department of Housing and Urban Development will now come to an end on March 4.
Beneficiaries are paid a weekly stipend of Sh1, 000 by the State Department of Interior and Co-ordination of the National Government through M-Pesa.
The project is located in 23 informal settlements and seeks to improve urban infrastructure and services.