Isiolo Deputy County Commissioner Mr. Andrew Mutua has directed chiefs and their assistants to hold weekly public barazas to educate citizens on the ongoing government projects.
Speaking during the launch of Huduma Namba cards collection exercise at his office, Mutua said that the county has so far received 661 cards and the owners have been asked through SMS messages to pick them.
The Deputy County Commissioner said that currently the county has one collection point but with time more centres would be open in Merti and Garbatula sub counties.
He urged locals who have not registered to do so at his office and should use one mobile line through which one can receive the messages.
Mutua said those who have not received SMS from Huduma centre should be patient since it is in process and they would be informed later.
The sub county boss directed chiefs to inform locals verify their personal details on the Huduma cards before they collect them so that those found to have errors could be corrected.
At the same time, the Deputy County Commissioner directed chiefs to monitor the return to school in January for all learners and take action against parents who fail to take their children to school, especially girls.
“The parents found to have married off their daughters will be charged in court of law for contravening the children’s rights,” he added.
Mutua said that the government wants all children to return to schools after closure for eight months following the outbreak of covid-19.
By Abduba Mamo