On Sunday, October 30, President William Ruto stated that all youths who worked in the Kazi Mtaani would be merged into a new initiative.
The Head of State said that preparations were well underway to hire the youths to plant trees.
He said the new scheme will shield Kenya from the painful effects of climate change.
The initiative is part of Ruto’s ambition to plant 5 million trees before his first term ends.
“As a government, we intend to plant 5 million trees in the next five years with Kenyans. Jobs like Kazi Mtaani will be now Kazi ya Mazingira. The youngsters we hired in Kazi Mtaani will now plant trees. Enough trees must be planted,” stated the president.
“Kazi ya Mazingira” would be the name of the upcoming program.
He added that the National Assembly associates will amend the law to raise the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) that they oversee in order to ensure that enough seedlings are available.
After that, the money would be distributed to organizations that support young people and women.
Kazi Mtaani ended on October 25 because it was out of date, and President Ruto said he would replace it with other useful programs for youths.