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11,139 people set to benefit from Cash Transfer program, Laikipia

The Government is set to give 11,139 people enrolled in Inua Jamii cash transfer programme in Laikipia under Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT) and Persons with Severe Disabilities Cash Transfer (PWSD-CT) at tune of Sh89,112,000 for payment cycle starting on Monday.

Laikipia County Coordinator Social Services, Zephania Maina speaking to KNA at his Nanyuki office said the payment cycle done is for March- April and May-June 2021.

“Those who are going to receive payment are the actual beneficiary in the payroll. In Laikipia we have 10,602 and 537 under OPCT and PWSD-CT Inua Jamii cash programmes. Those are the ones money has been deposited in their accounts,” he revealed.

He urged the beneficiary to engage in income generating activities once they receive their payment.

“Ensure you do something with the money received as you wait for the next payment cycle. For instance, you can start a chicken rearing project or kitchen garden where you will get food for your sustainability,” Maina said.

He further pleaded with them to adhere to public health Covid-19 protection measures when collecting their payment.

“We urge beneficiaries to use mobile money. You do not have to travel to collect your money or overcrowd in one pay point. Money is in the account and you can collect any time you wish,” he said, informing those who may experience problems when accessing their accounts to call his office for assistance.

He called on Inua Jamii cash transfer program beneficiary caregivers to support a seamless payment schedule.

“We do not encourage barter trade, beneficiaries should not be given goods at the expense of their payment,” he warned.

The government has released Sh8,758,120,000 for payment of 1,092,551 Inua Jamii Cash Transfer beneficiaries for payment starting June 12,2021 countrywide. Cash Transfer is a national government program under the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection.

By Muturi Mwangi

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