Kenyatta:Sh 250 million for the vulnerable on weekly basis
President Uhuru Kenyatta.PHOTO/PSCU.

Kenyatta:Sh 250 million for the vulnerable on weekly basis

The Government has revealed that there Sh250 million every week to support the vulnerable groups in the country who have been worst hit by the impact of coronavirus.

President Uhuru Kenyatta in his address to the nation on Saturday  said the government opted to use the cash transfer program as opposed to the traditional form of relief of providing physical foodstuffs.

A further Sh1 billion has also been set aside for flood control measures after devastating effects caused by heavy rains across the country.

“And to mitigate the impact of deforestation and climate change, and to enhance the provision of water facilities, my administration will rehabilitate wells, water pans and underground tanks in the Arid and Semi-Arid areas,” he said, setting aside Sh 850 million.

The government also intends to engage 5,500 community scouts under the Kenya Wildlife Service at a cost of Sh1 billion.

Additionally, he said, support will be made available to approximately 160 community conservancies at a cost of Sh1 billion.

There is also Sh3 billion set aside for the supply of farm inputs through e-vouchers, targeting 200,000 small scale farmers, with a further, Sh 1.5 billion allocated to the flower and horticultural producers to access international markets.

Pristone Mambili

A freelance Journalist with experience in Radio and online news writing.

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