Kitui County Commissioner John Ondego has called upon youth to get ready for the cleaning projects recently announced by the national government.
Speaking to reporters at Kitui Town, Ondego encouraged the youths to appear in big numbers once the recruitment process begins to ensure they gain something to keep their lives on.
“We do not want you to utilize the energy you have wrongly, don’t stay idle, prepare to come and engage in the money earning activity,” he appealed
He further explained that the county will not lag behind in regards to the government’s bid to support youths mitigate the covid-19 effects as his office will be announcing the exercise soon.
“You will be engaged in civil works including cleaning of our county towns,” he added
The administrator further stated that the project is planned to benefit up to 26,000 youths nationwide who will be earning up to Ksh600 a day.
Nairobi and Mombasa counties were among the first counties to commence the exercise.
Mombasa County commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo had earlier revealed that up to 6,000 youths will benefit from the project in the county.
The government of Kenya gave up to Ksh10 billion to facilitate the project which will entail cleaning in all Kenyan slums in major town in a bid to prevent further spreading of covid-19 which is greatly prevented through cleanliness procedures.