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Low Huduma Namba registration turnout after deadline extension

Huduma Namba registration in Homa-Bay town has slowed down after the extension of the deadline announced on Friday last week.

Speaking to KNA in his office, Homa-Bay town Senior Chief Joshua Ochogo attributed the low turnout to the deadline extension noting that the queues were longer on Friday before the announcement of the deadline extension.

With the exercise set to close on Saturday, May 25, queues continue to shrink at registration points in Homa-Bay town.

Chief Ochogo said that the exercise experienced minimal technical challenges with the key challenge being the low turnout.

The senior administrator also cited ignorance as a challenge owing to the fact that other unregistered persons were quick to take and fill out registration forms but could not finish the registration process.

“This exercise is vital for better delivery of services. I appeal to all who have not registered to show up in large numbers to avoid the last minute rush.” Ochogo said.

He added that there are adequate registration assistants and officers distributed across Homa-Bay town to facilitate the process.

The purpose of the one week extension is to ensure that more citizens are captured in the mass registration process.

Ochogo said that registration officers have been moving the service to people who cannot access the chief’s camp or huduma center which are the key registration points in Homa-Bay town.

 

By Fred Abuya and Davis Langat

 

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