The National government has assured of smooth run of the Covid-19 Kazi Mtaani national hygiene Program.
Speaking in Nakuru on Friday during a supervision and fact finding on the ongoing program, Public Service,Youth and Gender Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rachel Shebesh said the government is committed towards the program that will see many locals in various counties across the country benefit.
She said the exercise that is being supervised by NYS is aimed to implement hygiene measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
The program according to the CAS entails manual work in the public spaces, including markets, shopping centers among others in areas affected by floods as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shebesh adding that the program has been rolled in several counties Nakuru among them and that this is just pilot before being rolled to other counties.
“We are proud of the work ongoing. The counties such as Nakuru are a pilot and we shall be rolling out to other counties. As national government we are committed to this program” she said.
She lauded counties for the role they are playing adding that the counties are the biggest partners.
On the issue of COVID-19,the CAS called on Kenyans to ensure they take care of themselves by observing all the guidelines.
“As Kenyans we need to remember that we are worth and that we are all equal no matter the tribe or your status.I urge Kenyans to safeguard themselves before waiting for anyone else to do so. When government says wear mask, when government says sanitize and stay at home it’s not a punishment but for the betterment of all of us” she said.
The CAS who was welcomed by Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir and County Commissioner Erastus Mbui was later scheduled to tour various areas that the Kazi Mtaani program is being implemented.