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Gachagua urges Kenyans to use Huduma Centres to access public services

Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 06:00 | By
Deputy President Gachagua. PHOTO/Print
Deputy President Gachagua. PHOTO/Print

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has asked Kenyans to utilise Government services at Huduma Centres across the country, promising that the Ruto administration is determined to increase the facilities.

Speaking at Ngobit in Laikipia East, Laikipia County when he launched the Makutano Huduma Centre yesterday,  Gachagua said such facilities help the public access all government services under one roof.

“This Huduma Centre is very important. I have enjoyed their services. My National Identification Card will be ready in a few days. Birth certificates, National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), pension and other services are all available, he said after a tour of the facility.

He added: “Indeed, the Makutano facility is strategic. It will serve over 500,000 residents of Laikipia and the bordering counties, whose Huduma Centres are far away.  The fact that the facility has offered in-person assistance to over 1,100 customers since February 1 , means there is dire need for service,” he said.

At the same time, the DP urged the counties to move their services to Huduma Centres for easy access alongside those of the national government. 

At least 60,000 people access services daily in the Huduma Centres.

He also asked members of the National Government to ride on the co-funding model between the Constituency and the National Government in establishing Huduma Jitume Digital Centres across the country.

Gachagua said such facilities will support creation of more jobs alongside the Digital Hubs to constructed in every ward in Kenya.

“I invite Members of the National Assembly to take advantage of the co-funding model to establish Huduma Jitume Digital Centres in their constituencies. We must create jobs for these young men and women,” he said.

 Gachagua said the Government invests a lot of resources in education, hence, job creation is urgent.

“As we also work to set up 30 Huduma Jitume Digital Centres in the next 12 months, it is our determination that the same investment in Educating our youth is applied in creating employment opportunities for them,” he said.

The Deputy President asked leaders and the community to support the security agencies and the National Government Administration Officers in eliminating insecurity in Laikipia. He said security is key to development hence the need for all to work together for sustainable peace.

Gachagua directed the County Commissioner and the Police Commander to also eradicate illicit alcohol, drug and substance abuse.

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