NCDC partners with LJS in cleaming initiative
The National Capital District Commission (NCDC) has embarked on an attractive cleaning program in conjunction with the Law and Justice Sector (LJS) and youths in the city.
Launched on Monday May 15th, the initiative will see youths being contracted to NCDC, and also will involve low-risk detainees from the Bomana jail cleaning some of the city's markets.
City Manager Peter Loko urged communities to join the NCDC and the LJS in the exercise.
He added that NCDC has cancelled casual contracts with redundant market cleaners and will contract youths to take up this exercise.
Mr Loko said he hoped the youths will be committed to the work and earn their monies in the right way without disturbing vendors and the public.
Under the initiative each youth group will be paid K2000 per month and will be under contract to the NCDC, performing the scope of works.
The youth groups will rotate workers so that the income and experiences are shared where it is envisaged that more than 500 youths will be involved.
Deputy City Administrator for Social Services Iva Kola also challenged communities to take advantage of the opportunity.
She said a lot of criticisms were labeled against the NCDC, and this initiative was an avenue to solicit support as well as strengthen partnerships with communities.
The initiative will spread to other markets in the city, and involving youths is a diversion strategy to crime.