LATEST CITY SPRUCING PLAN CREATES MORE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR CASUALS
A beautification plan across four regions will see more jobs created as the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) plans on hiring casual labourers. In what is aimed at enhancing aesthetic value across four regions in Naiorbi.l, the casual labourers will be engaged through the Environment Directorate to undertake manual jobs.
The four regions include northern, southern, eastern and western.
In the northern region is Starehe, Kamkunji, Mathare and Makadara sub counties while the southern region consists of Dagoretti , North- Dagoretti, Dagoretti South , Kibra and Lang’ata sub counties.
Embakasi North, Central, East, West and South are part of the Eastern region while Westlands, Ruaraka, Kasarani and Roysambu will be part of the Western region.
With various roads within the city centre being refurbished, NMS has been carrying out various projects aimed at transforming Nairobi’s landscape and architecture.
Development of an efficient non-motorised transport works are already ongoing on Kenyatta Avenue, Wabera and Muindi Mbingu streets where pedestrian walkways and cycle tracks or lanes have been put up. Also recarpeted are several roads within the city centre.
Though not specified, in a letter from Maureen Njeri, NMS Deputy Director for Environment, the duration of contract will be on a short-term basis.
“Previous experience in civil and landscaping works will be an additional advantage and selection will be on first come first served basis,” reads the letter in part. The new development comes after a failed attempt by the Major General Mohamed Badi-led administration to have property owners in Nairobi repaint their buildings.
NMS had back in July 2020 announced plans to roll out beautification of the city. The focus is mainly on building frontages, walkways and green areas.