There is need to step up information dissemination on the government’s cash transfer programmes, the Secretary, Social Development Lydia Muriuki said recently. Muriuki noted that the National Safety Net Programme is one of the government’s highly funded programmes, yet awareness levels as well as understanding of the programme’s work, remained low among members of the public across the country.
Participants follow proceedings at NITA, in Athi River during the Inua Jamii and Presidential Bursary for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Communication Strategy Validation Workshop on 12th April 2016.
Inset: Secretary, Social Development Lydia Muriuki, addressing stakeholders as she officially opened the Validation workshop.
Secretary Muriuki was speaking at the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) in Athi River, where she officially opened a 3 days Validation Workshop for a Communication Strategy, developed recently for the Inua Jamii Cash Transfer Programme and the Presidential Bursary Scheme for Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
The validation workshop took place from 12th-14th April this year and was attended by 80 participants comprising officers from the various MLEAA’s departments both in the head office and County offices. Also represented in the workshop was Hunger Safety Net Programme, the National Council for Persons with Disabilities and development partner institutions including the World Food Programme, DFDI and Save the Children. Prior to this event, the document had also been validated by other key stakeholders (in different forums)among them the Principal Secretary, State Department of Social Security and Services Susan Mochache, Heads of Departments from the Ministry of Labour and East African Affairs, Development Partners and other key actors.