October 24, 2020

COVID-19: Seek Manual Jobs, Youth Challenged

Chief administrative secretary (CAS) in charge of the Ministry of Public Service and Gender Rachael Shebesh. Image: (Courtesy)

MCK (P9)

By PETER KOMBE AND SALMA ATHMAN

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The Ministry of public service and Gender has urged youths to stop unnecessary complaints instead visit their local administrators’ offices for recruitment.

Speaking to the media in Mombasa on Friday Chief administrative secretary (CAS) in charge of the Ministry of Public Service and Gender Rachael Shebesh revealed that the government has entrusted the recruitment exercise to the local administrators including chiefs and sub chiefs.

This has emerged after a public outcry that there is unfairness in the recruitment exercise in various parts of the country.

Shebesh further pointed out that the program is aimed at cushioning youths at a time the country is combating the spread of the coronavirus.

The program was once rolled out in specific counties but due to the coronavirus the government spread it to various parts of the country. The ministry has given out the recruitment exercise to local administrators.

She however said there is a need for a collaborative approach in order to ensure that youths benefit from the national program.

Meanwhile, Mombasa deputy county commissioner Charles Monari said initially the program was rolled out as a pilot project in specific counties but now has been spread throughout the country.

Mombasa Deputy County Commissioner Charles Monari (right) flanked by local administrators at a past function. Image: (Courtesy)

“In the first phase youths were paid sh653 because it was a pilot project and only in a few counties. Currently the program has been rolled in all counties,” he said.

He however says the number of working remains 8 hours daily.

Meanwhile, Mombasa County Deputy Governor William Kingi however noted that youths within the county have not fully embraced the initiative.

“Youths need to work together with local leaders in a bid to access the funds,” noted Kingi.

Mombasa county women representative Aisha Hussein urged the youths to visit the various offices in order to be enlisted for the jobs hence get money.

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