The Council accompanied Cabinet Secretary – Ministry of Labour and Social Protection Hon. Florence Bore as she carried out spot-checks on the ongoing nationwide scale-up of the Inua Jamii Programme. While addressing residents in Uasin Gishu County, CS Bore noted that the Government has been disbursing timely monthly stipends to Inua Jamii beneficiaries including Cash Transfer Programme for persons with disabilities requiring 24-hour care support (PWSD-CT), in line with the President’s pronouncement during the 2023 Social Protection Conference.
This is the first scale-up exercise of the PWSD-CT programme since 2015/16 Financial Year.
Mr. Moses Kamau – Head of the Directorate of Social Assistance at the Ministry where Inua Jamii Programme is domiciled, called for potential beneficiaries to turn up and be listed before the last day of the exercise which is Friday this week.
Executive Director Harun Hassan noted that the plan to raise the number of beneficiaries was a laudable move, and called for joint efforts to inform additional forms of support to the beneficiaries – including provision of NHIF coverage to cushion them from high out-of-pocket health expenses. The Council is also in conversation with the Ministry for a policy amendment in the future to have PWSD-CT programme move from household-based to individual-based to alleviate the burden of caregivers with more than one dependant with disability who requires full-time care.