Hope James

500 youths have been recruited by the Kaduna Capital Territory Authority, to clean up streets and keep major roads clean.

Acting Director, Municipal Waste Management of KCTA, Dr. Umar Haira’u said the youths were engaged under the Kaduna State COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme (KD-CARES), Labour-Intensive Public Works (LIPW).

According to him, the main task of the youths, was to sweep all major roads and pick up litter along the road and put them in sacks for evacuation by Private Service Providers (PSP).

He added that the KCTA has engaged 13 private service providers, who were contracted to manage waste collection and disposal in the state.

“Another set of youth will be recruited to desilt drainages, while others will be recruited under vegetation control to remove all vegetation cover and grasses from the major roads.

“The youth will be moving around to trim overgrown trees and grass covering the road and put them in a sack for evacuation by the PSP to the dump sites.

“To further empower the youth, KCTA has encouraged the PSP to also recruit scavengers as loaders, trash collectors or monitor and report activities at designated dump sites,” he added.