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Govt’ To Include Persons With Severe Disability to Cash Transfer Programme

Aug 25, 2021
An employee assists a customer to set-up M-Pesa money transfer servive on his handset inside a mobile phone care centre operated by Kenyan's telecom operator Safaricom; in the central business district of Kenya's capital Nairobi, May 11, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya - S1BETDLHKLAA
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The Government is looking to incorporate persons with severe disability who are not in the government cash transfer programme.

The fresh drive is targeting Persons with Severe Disability Cash Transfer (PwSD- CT) beneficiaries that were left out of the Consolidated Cash Transfer Programme Management Information System (CCTP MIS).

According to statement from the ministry the exercise will be conducted through the State Department for Social Protection led by National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) in all the 47 counties across the country retargeting 12,464 beneficiaries that were previously registered under the PwSD -CT.

PS, State Department for Social Protection, Mr. Nelson Marwa

PS, State Department for Social Protection, Mr. Nelson Marwa says that the move will only target those who are not in the system and not a fresh registration of all persons with disability

The statement says that a total of 290 enumerators have already been shortlisted to carry out the retargeting exercise. Enumerators will undertake the listing and registration exercise for households traced and that meet the criteria for PwSD programme. Disability Services Officers, Children Officers and Social Development Officers in the 47 counties will also assist in the exercise.

The Government is advising care givers to acquire the necessary documents for the exercise i.e., Kenyan national ID, birth certificate and a passport photograph of the person with severe disability.

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