Makueni County Commissioner William Kaburu Kaimba has called on civil servants in the area to support government policies aimed at bettering the living standards of Kenyans.
Speaking during a Monitoring and Evaluation exercise on the provision of the Comprehensive Medical Insurance Scheme for the Financial Year 2022/2023, Kaimba said it was imperative for civil servants to support the government policy on 3% housing levy for the affordable housing, saying that in the end, they will be the beneficiaries of the programme.
“We should be ready to support government policies despite how painful they are. We need to embrace the policies, as in the end we are the beneficiaries,” said Kaimba.
He cautioned civil servants against colluding with health facilities to get money, even when they are not sick, saying this will impact on them and their family negatively.
“Avoid shortcuts and ensure whatever you do is above suspicion. Don’t go and sign at some health facilities to get money. The insurance cover may not be enough to run through the year for you and family members,” warned Kaimba.
He challenged each civil servant to be a good ambassador of the National Insurance Cover in the country, as it is meant to benefit all the people in Kenya.
“Let us all work together to ensure that this programme succeeds. It is for our own good,” said Kaimba.
The Monitoring and Evaluation exercise was conducted by the National Treasury and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). It was aimed at assessing the implementation of the Comprehensive Medical Insurance Scheme in Makueni County.
The exercise was conducted in all the sub-counties of Makueni County. It involved interviews with civil servants, health workers, and members of the public.
The findings of the exercise will be used to improve the implementation of the Comprehensive Medical Insurance Scheme in Makueni County.