The government of Kenya through the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection is set to introduce a new payment model to migrate away from the current cash payments. The new initiative that runs from today, Monday 26th November, to 21st December 2018 will see the over 710,000 beneficiaries open new bank accounts.
“The Government, through the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, is rolling out the New Inua Jamii payment model known as ‘Choice Model’ targeting 710,000 beneficiaries who have been receiving cash transfer stipends,” reads, in part, a presser from the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection.
The government has partnered with a number of local banks to ensure easy processing and payments of the stipends. “The ‘Choice Model’ involves opening bank accounts for the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC), Older Personal Cash Transfer (OPCT) and Persons with Severe Disabilities Cash Transfer (PWSD) Programmes,” adds the memo.
The registration exercise that runs between 26th November 2018 and 21st December 2018, will see the beneficiaries open bank accounts with the following contracted banks: Cooperative Bank, Equity Bank Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank and Postbank. The beneficiaries in the programme and the caregivers must carry with them their National Identity Cards; and present themselves at the various enrollment centres across the country. The official launching of the exercise shall be held today, the 26th November 2018.
Below is the detailed registration schedule:
|1||Lower Rift Valley||Bomet, Kajiado, Kericho, Laikipia, Nakuru, Narok and Baringo.||26/11/2018 to 28/11/2018|
|2||Upper Rift Valley||Nandi, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Turkana, West Pokot and Samburu||29/11/2018 to 01/12/2018|
|3||Western||Bungoma, Busia, Kakamega and Vihiga||03/12/2018 to 05/12/2018|
|4||Nyanza||Homa Bay, Kisii, Kisumu, Migori, Nyamira and Siaya||06/12/2018 to 08/12/2018|
|5||Central||Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Nyandarua, Nyeri and Murang’a||10/12/2018 to 13/12/2018|
|6||North Eastern||Mandera, Wajir and Garissa||14/12/2018 to 15/12/2018|
|7||Coast||Kwale, Lamu, Mombasa, Kilifi, Taita Taveta and Tana River||17/12/2018 to 19/12/2018|
|8||Eastern||Isiolo, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni, Marsabit, Meru, Tharaka Nithi and Embu||20/12/2018 to 22/12/2018|
|9||Nairobi||Nairobi||17/12/2018 to 22/12/2018|