The NG-CDF Ikolomani constituency has begun the process of enrolling vulnerable inhabitants of the constituency to NHIF under the Fund’s Social Security Programme. By the end of this month, at least Ksh. 1.9 Million will be spent to pay premiums for the neediest in Ikolomani. These include persons living with disabilities, needy elderly persons above 60 years, needy widows and widowers, orphans and vulnerable children.
A call for applications to the programme has already been made and the constituency’s Social Security Programme Ad hoc Committee has embarked on vetting and identification of the most vulnerable households and beneficiaries for enrollment.
“We want to show people the benefits of health insurance. We believe this will encourage them to work hard and ensure they pay for their health insurance in the near future,” said Ikolomani MP and NG-CDF Patron Hon. Benard Shinali.
The constituency’s Social Security Programme Ad hoc Committee has incorporated key partners such as Amref, PharmAccess and NHIF to support the successful implementation of the programme in the constituency.
It was all merry at Shichinji secondary school when Ikolomani Constituency Member of Parliament, Hon. Benard Shinali graced the official opening ceremony of a storey building in the school. Painted in blue, the facility at the school located in Idakho North Ward of the constituency will house a dining hall, library and offices for staff. Under the same project, a modern kitchen was also constructed at the school.
Students, staff and members of the school community celebrated the milestone characterized with songs, poems and traditional dances coloring the ceremony. Hon. Shinali was thrilled by improved performance of the school in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams. “I want to challenge the students to take advantage of the facilities we are putting in place to do even better in their studies,” said Hon. Shinali. The MP urged the community to support NG-CDF efforts of infrastructure transformation in schools to enhance sustainability.
The ceremony was also attended by Ikolomani Sub-County education officers, and principals from neighboring schools who remarked the excellent job done by Ikolomani NG-CDF in scaling the heights of education in the Constituency.