Good News: The Government Announces The Return Of Kazi Mtaani As From This Date.
The government of Kenya has announced the return of Kazi Mtaani program through the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development.
The principle secretary (PS) in the state department of housing and urban development, Charles Hinga took to the public to announce that Kazi Mtaani will resume by 1st March 2022.
PS Charles Hinga has assured a the Youths in the country across all the 47 Counties hat the programme would soon resume pending the ongoing review of the supplementary budget tabled by the treasury in Parliament.
“The supplementary budget was tabled in parliament last week. There are a few procedural issues to deal with but there is now light at the end of the tunnel. I cannot tell exactly how long it will take but give it two weeks and to be realistic let us aim for March 1,” said the PS.
Youths across the country were called upon on November 2021 by the ministry to enroll for Kazi Mtaani to offer services under the National Hygiene Programme.
The public notices attracted over 181,000 Youths who signed up for the same program.
The Kazi Mtaani programme includes construction works using Appropriate Building Materials and Technologies (ABMT), construction of hostels in selected TVETs, construction works to complete previously stalled economic stimulus program market, construction works to remove asbestos roofing in government estates.
The programme was scheduled to have two cohorts where men and women were selected in equal ratio to ensure there is gender balance.
According to PS Hinga, the selection committee for the programme will include parties such as NGAO, Nyumba Kumi and technical officers from various agencies.
Last year the successful applicants were shortlisted based on experience, requirements of projects, availability of projects within an area, vulnerability of applicants among other requirements.
“The successful candidates will also receive extensive training on life experiences such as setting up businesses, HIV/AIDs prevention, mental health and counselling, and basic experiences in masonry and carpentry” PS Hinga hinted.
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