Sigh of relief to all Kenyan youth after the government made an announcement that the third phase of kazi mtaani recruitment is set to begin on Friday Nov 19th.
This particular phase will cover around nine hundred informal settlement and the exercise is scheduled to begin in December 2021 after the recruitment is over and shortlisted candidates are informed. The exercise will also focus on empowering and providing the youth with life skills that will help them to find job opportunities and also which will aid in generation of self-employment opportunities such as carpentry, masonry and plumbing.
Hinga Charless, the principal sec. for the State Department of Housing and Urban development issues a statement saying that all interested individuals should apply for the Kazi mtaani phase 3 via the Kazi mtaani management system (KMS)portal via the link provided below.
“We have opted to use an online portal for the registration for the purpose of ensuring that every interested individual is registered in a transparent at the same time ensuring an efficiency criterion that is equal across the country.” Hinga stated.
He went ahead to add that they will provide an application would also be used to collect the workers and collect data and project related information.
The re-introduction and extension of kazi mtaani comes after President Kenyatta announced on the Mashujaa day months ago. the president also encouraged the youth to participate in this program citing that the program had a huge positive impact on the behavior and life of the youth. He added that the program was a good distraction and engaging activity of thousands of jobless youths who could otherwise be engaged in drugs and other criminal activities.
Additionally, Uhuru gave a directive to the national treasury during the mashujaa day celebration, to set aside ksh. 10 billion to the kazi mtaani program. The program which was launched in 2020 as a shield to protect the Kenyan youth from the harsh economic times that were brought about by the covid 19 pandemic. The program entails activities such as tree planting, street cleaning, rehabilitation of public facilities and many others.