PAYMENT OF CASH TRANSFERS TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES TO CUSHION THEM AGAINST THE NEGATIVE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Government of Kenya, through the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD), an agency within the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, State Department for Social Protection has released Kshs. 331,406,000 to cushion 36,405 persons with disabilities against the negative effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Government of Kenya fully funds this intervention through the release of Ksh. 500million by the Government of Kenya to cushion the vulnerable persons against the negative effects of COVID 19 pandemic as directed by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The payments of the funds are distributed as follows:
- Payment to 3,072 persons with severe disabilities in the Inua Jamii Programme who are eligible for missed payments. These are beneficiaries in the Inua Jamii Programme who were registered during the verification exercise conducted from April 29th and May 8th 2020 across the Country. Each beneficiary will receive the amount as per their missed payments;
- Payment of 33,333 poor and vulnerable persons with disabilities not benefiting from any government cash transfer programme. These are beneficiaries who were registered between 1st and 6th June 2020 across the Country. Each beneficiary will receive a one-off cash transfer of Kshs. 6,000;
The funds will be paid through the mobile numbers registered by the beneficiary or caregiver for M-PESA services starting Monday, July 27th 2020, for a period of one week.
In response to the outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic and as part of the kenya government's rentless efforts to contain the disease. NCPWD haas formed a Covid-19 response team for more on this please click to download the attached document.