Busia County residents urged to register for Huduma Namba

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NGAAF Chairperson Regina Ndambuki
NGAAF Chairperson Regina Ndambuki

Residents of Busia County have been urged to ignore ongoing calls from a section of leaders not to register for the popular Huduma Namba. National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) chairperson Regina Ndambuki has hit at those opposed to the national government project, saying they are anti-development,

“There are people going round the country telling Kenyans not to register for Huduma Namba, claiming it is satanic. I want to tell them that they are the ones who are satanic.”

Speaking in Busia town after overseeing the issuance of grant cheques to various women and youth groups by Busia County Woman Rep. Hon. Florence Mutua through the NGAAF money, and delivery of food aid to several families at Akobwait village in Teso south Sub County, Ndambuki urged Kenyans to register for the number she termed as harmless but beneficial to them,

“Let nobody lie to you that this number is satanic. It’s a very useful number which will enable you access vital government service with ease. And to women, I can see you have little knowledge about this number, what you should know is that when your husband dies and you have the Huduma Namba, nobody will take away your property as it normally happens in some areas.”

She also joined hands with Hon. Mutua in urging Busia County youths to emulate women in forming groups and applying for affirmative funds,

“The other day I was in Kakamega county where I went to issue cheques to bodaboda groups and I was happy with the milestone they have made through this fund. Am not happy when I see most youths in Busia County shying away from forming groups and applying for funds from government so that they carried out various income generating activities.”

Hon. Mutua said she aims at empowering as many women and youth groups as possible through fund, even as she appealed to those who benefit from the grants to use them wisely, “I want in the next three years to see groups that have strong financial base and who have grown through these funds.”