300 youths picked in Bungoma to spearhead fumigation process against Corona

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“We are targeting hotels, libraries, supermarkets, bars and other public places frequented by people to read it of COVID-19,” said the DG.

Bungoma county government has picked 300 youths to lead in the fumigation process in combating Coronavirus.

Six Youths have been picked per ward in all the 45 wards in the county to spearhead the process in five days.

Launching the exercise at the county headquarters on Monday May 11, 2020, Deputy Governor Prof.Charles Ngome said that the youths will fumigate all the towns and market centres public areas to read it of Corona.

“We are targeting hotels, libraries, supermarkets, bars and other public places frequented by people to read it of COVID-19,” said the DG.

He continued, “Today we kicking off a youth-led fumigation exercise in the wards as part of the efforts to reach all corners of the county as well as seek to engage youths at the time the economy is shrinking,”.

Prof Ngome pointed out that despite the county kicked off the fumigation exercise on April 5 but they were using capital intensive approach, that’s using fewer people with the vehicle but they have adapted the labour intensive approach.

“The labour intensive approach is very slow but at long last it will help employ more youths who are jobless so that they can get something to feed their families with,” he said.

He observed that the picked youths will work for five days and they will be paid Sh1,000 per day and they will be trained in the first place by the Public Health Officers on how to carry on with the exercise.

Prof.Ngome said that Mt Elgon constituency has produced 36 youths, Kanduyi 48, Bumula 42, Tongaren 36 and so forth depending on the number of youths per constituency.

He called on politicians and social media users to reduce criticizing the county government and let them be supported in fighting COVID-19 instead of poking holes in a serious global pandemic.

“For us to win the war against Coronavirus, let’s follow all the government directives like avoiding crowded areas, washing hands and putting on face masks at all times,” he advised.

Present were various CECs, Bungoma County Assembly deputy speaker Wamusai Simiyu, nominated MCA Luke Opwora and Bukembe West MCA Joram Wanjala among others.
 

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