Over 7,000 residents register for Inua Jamii Programme in Machakos
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
KNA by Roselyne Kavoo
The government has enlisted close to 7,022 residents from Machakos County in the ongoing scale-up exercise for the Inua Jamii cash transfer Programme.
County Children’s Coordinator Rhoda Mwikya said 4,984 residents have registered under the Older Persons Cash Transfer Programme (OPCT) while 1,443 people have been enlisted as Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVCs).
An additional 595 residents have been registered for the People with Severe Disabilities(PWSDs)Cash Transfer Programme.
Mwikya told KNA in her office that the exercise that kicked off on September 1, is progressing well in all the eight sub-counties.
“The exercise is running smoothly, no major hitches have been reported save for lack of enough fuel for the enumerators to move around, and the systems for registering are also working well,” she said.
The coordinator said the turnout was impressive and appealed to residents who meet the criteria for registration to go for enlisting in the designated respective venues.
“For older persons, we are asking only those that are 70 years and above to enlist. After the current exercise we shall conduct validation for OVCs and PWSDs,” said Mwikya.
She disclosed that a total of 59 enumerators have been recruited to conduct the exercise expected to end on September 19.
“Of the total enumerators 32 are national government officers, while the rest have been seconded from the respective offices of Members of Parliament,” added the children’s coordinator.
Out of the eight sub-counties, Masinga and Machakos towns have recorded the highest number of potential Inua Jamii Programme beneficiaries.