The government has disbursed a total of Sh.108 million to cushion Inua Jamii cash transfer programme beneficiaries in Laikipia County.
Laikipia county social services coordinator, Zephania Maina speaking to KNA at his Nanyuki town office on Thursday said the payment programme that kicked off on Tuesday, January 18,2022 countrywide target to benefit about 13,623 beneficiaries enrolled in the Inua Jamii programme in the region.
“In Laikipia county we have about Sh.108,984,000 and the payment is taking place in six payment services providers where 546 persons with severe disabilities (PWSD), 2437 Orphans and Vulnerable Children Cash Transfer (CT-OVC) and 10,640 Order Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT) will be paid,” said Maina.
He further added that those who opened new bank accounts recently and approved through Consolidated Cash Transfer Programme Management System were given their stipend, he noted those whose accounts were not approved got paid through their older bank accounts.
The coordinator said the stipend being paid was for the July-August and September -October Payment cycle.
He urged Inua Jamii beneficiaries who have not opened the accounts to open with their preferred payment service providers.
He called on them to remit NHIF payment now that they have funds and to follow the Ministry of Health Covid-19 virus protection measure of hand washing, wearing of face masks and keeping social distance.
The payment exercise which is ongoing countrywide will see about 1,067,805 beneficiaries get Sh.8,000 each for the four months’ payment cycle.