The government, through the Steering Committee of the National Sanitation Program, announced new recruitment of workers and supervisors for the Kazi Matani program on Friday, 19 November.
The state housing and urban development department announced that it is recruiting inexperienced, experienced and semi-experienced youth in the third phase of Qazi Matani programme.
Work streams include construction work using appropriate building materials and technologies (ABMT), construction of hostels in selected TVETs, construction work to meet the already stalled economic incentive program market, construction work to remove asbestos roofing in government estates activities such as
Interested parties have been asked to register at register.kms.go.ke from Friday, November 19.
During a press briefing, the government promised to ensure a 50-50 gender balance in the programme, as it had done with previous peers.
People with disabilities were also encouraged to apply for opportunities.
The government announced that it would initiate the selection process of those who had registered through a set criteria that would consider the experience, requirements of the projects, availability of projects within a region, vulnerability of the application among others.
“The selection committee will consist of NGAO, Nyumba Kumi and technical officers from various agencies,” the government said.
In addition, Charles Hinga, principal secretary of the state’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, stressed that the registration process will not be on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Please note, the registration period will not close today. We have over a million traffic trying to register,” Hinga said.
The initiative was launched in July 2020 with the aim of improving sanitation and hygiene in informal settlements as well as helping thousands of youth who have been rendered jobless by the pandemic.
During the two groups, youth received extensive training on life experiences such as setting up a business, ***/AIDS prevention, mental health and counseling, and basic experiences in masonry and carpentry.