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CoG seeks review of laws to strengthen devolution

Friday, December 17th, 2021 00:48 | By
Council of Governors chairman Martin Wambora.

The Council of Governors (COG) has called for a thorough review of various laws and policies that it termed as hindering devolution.

Chairman Martin Wambora (pictured) said county governments and the national government must streamline all the laws and policies to fully align to devolution or, where repugnant, be repealed.

Addressing the press after a consultative forum in Mombasa yesterday, he said the Council has adopted a 20-point agenda, among them the review of health policies that seek to actualise the full realisation of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the country.

Wambora, who is also the Embu Governor noted that as it stands, there is no clear division of functions between the national and county governments.

The governors resolved to jointly undertake a coordinated and comprehensive review of the existing health policies among them the National Hospital and Insurance Fund (NHIF).

“Having reviewed various laws and policies that are problematic in institutionalising and financing devolution, the meeting resolved that the COG, County Assemblies, National Assembly and the Senate jointly work together to streamline all these laws and policies to be fully aligned to devolution or, where repugnant, be repealed,” said Wambora.

Both levels of government will support the enforcement of National Hospital Insurance fund reforms in the areas of beneficiary management, benefits management, health providers management, digital transformation and organizational transformation.

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