16,789 Mombasa youth have benefitted from the second Phase of National Hygiene Program dubbed ‘Kazi mtaani’.
Speaking during the launch at Shanzu in Kisauni, Mombasa, Interior CAS Hussein Dado said the youth deserve a means of livelihoods especially during the hard times being experienced after many jobs were lost due to the Corona pandemic.
The CAS noted that the Corona pandemic has adversely affected the youth who are the majority thus opening up the ‘Kazi mtaani’ opportunities to caution Youth and their families from hunger as they earn from the hygiene program.
“There are no jobs since tourism sector which employs many people especially in the Coastal region was hardest hit by the Corona pandemic” said Dado.
He noted that the government thought best to Help youth have some means of income generation that will sustain them for six months encouraging them to save prudently and establish self-employment opportunities before the tourism sector gets back on its feet.
Dado challenged Kisauni youth to use the opportunity and change the face of the area.
He pleaded with the employed youth to act as role models to the rest, make a decent living by engaging in available job opportunities rather than crime.
[YOUTH AT WORK: Old town youth unblocking sewer chambers within residential areas. Photo/Ahmed Omar].
“Use pangas for good deals not crime to help yourselves and family since there are no jobs,” noted Dado.
The CAS called on locals to shun deceptive rumors that there’s no Corona by telling them to watch international media and see countries where people are dying like flies.
“People are dying like flies. Corona is real.” said CAS Dado.
He encouraged people not to be afraid to visit hospitals especially during the ongoing cold season in July when aces of common cold and flu are rampant.
Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata urged the youth to use the Ksh. 450 per day wage well to change their lives and the region at large.