Uasin Gishu County Governor H.E Hon Jackson Mandago on Thursday graced the launch of National Hygiene Program Phase II dubbed Kazi Mtaani in the Eldoret Arboretum, Moiben Sub County by planting more than 250 tree seedlings.

Giving his remarks before the tree planting exercise the Governor lauded the work done by the youths and reiterated the governments commitment in supporting the youth.

“The most important thing is environmental conservation which will improve livelihoods” said the Governor.

“This is a place that will become a landmark and that is why we are committed together with all the stakeholders to improving this facility” added Mandago.

The Deputy Governor thanked the president for starting the project to help uplift the livelihoods of the youth.

“The little money you get in this project can transform you to millionaires.” Chemno challenged the youth.

According to the County Commissioner, Jaldesa Abdirazak, social protection program was introduced to cushion youth in informal settlements against the effects of covid 19. A total of 8003 youth from 35 settlements areas across the county have benefited from the initiative and they get a daily stipend of 455 for workers and ksh 505 for Supervisors.

“Kazi mtaani is a stepping stone for the youth. Take the opportunity and transform your lives” added Jaldesa.

He further asked the youth to take advantage of the project and start projects that will leave a legacy in their lives.

The Ag CECM Environment Eng Nelson Maritim (CEC Lands) noted a difference in the park noting it a big step to attaining a city status.

The program kicked off on 13th July and was officially launched by HE the Governor in Kamukunji grounds.

Present in the meeting were NGAO members, Chief Officer Environment Simion Kemei, Municipal Manager- Tito Koiyet, KFS, Kenya Water towers agencies among other notable government officials.

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