National Government has spent at least Kshs. 256 million in Makueni County. The cash transfer program is geared towards cushioning the vulnerable families against the raging Covid-19 pandemic.
As at 20th April, 2020, the government had reportedly spent Kshs. 256,348,000 on at least 900 vulnerable homesteads in the county.
On an official statement making public the expenditure, the government announces that a second phase of the program is in the offing. In this phase, at least 100 homesteads vulnerable to Covid-19 in each constituency will receive a monthly stipend of Kshs 2000.
Here is the official statement from the government agencies:
“In line with the Presidential directive to cushion the Vulnerable from the adverse economic effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic we will be targeting to recruit 100 poor and vulnerable persons with disabilities in each Constituency thus a total of 600 beneficiaries for a short-term cash transfer from June to August 2020.
They will be paid KES 2,000 per month payable every month for three months.
The exercise will involve a Multi-agency approach to identify the most needy.
Ministry of Interior, National Government Social development officers and leaders of local Disabled Persons Organizations.
We already have over 900 house holds beneficiaries under the the Inua Jamii Cash transfer.
This will translate to over 1500 house holds in the County.”