PS State Department Social Protection and Citizen Affairs Calls for remaining 100,000 persons Inua Jamii Beneficiaries to enroll on Mpesa Payment.
The Ministry of Labor Social Protection and Senior Citizen Affairs through Principal Secretary Joseph Motari has Released Kenyan Shillings 2 Billion ( 2,089,844,00) for beneficiaries enrolled in the Inua Jamii programme and further 5 million (5,930,000) for Nutrition improvement through cash and Health Education (NICHE) which is a complimentary programme.
“The stipend will facilitate payment of Elderly, orphans and persons living with disability.
The payment commences today 7th February, following that Inua Jamii will receive their stipends through Mpesa. Starting with orphans and vulnerable children, by dialing star *222 # the care givers can help beneficiaries enroll to the payment Mode.” Said Joseph Motari Social Protection and senior Citizen affairs Principal Secretary.
The PS further observed that, the Ministry has already started to pay for the month of January and noted that there are 100,000 persons who have not enrolled to the Mpesa Payment. Care givers are advised to enroll on the payment mode.
This is an amnesty for only this month that they will be paid those who did not register for January and December. From February all are required to be registered through Mpesa to receive payments for month of February going forward.
The funds are to caution the beneficiaries from poverty, hunger and improve their lives. Beneficiaries are also advised to have a saving culture for future use of funds.
He also called upon the Govenment officers in various Counties and Local administrations to expedite the sensitization to the beneficiaries regarding the new changes by the Ministry.