Kwale county Women representative Zuleikha Juma has distributed 40 motorcycles and issued grants to women, youths and people living with special abilities in her region.
“I have issued about Sh7 million grants in all 4 constituencies LungaLunga, Msambweni, Kinango and Matuga,” she said at Jogoo ground in Bongwe Gombato ward in Msambweni.
She said the beneficiaries will not be required to pay anything back because it is sponsored by national government affirmative action fund kitty.
She said although NGAAF money is not enough compared to NG-CDF, women representatives countrywide are implementing reasonable benefiting projects to the communities.
“We get a quarter of what constituency MPs get, but you realize that we do big projects in our regions that are helping groups big time,” she noted.
Sh. 17 M issued since 2017
Zuleikha noted so far she has issued about Sh17 million grants since 2017 to different groups across the county.
She said the groups will implement projects that will support them economically and uplift their lives.
“We are urging groups to make use of the grants that is why we are giving them cash instead of procuring business equipment they request for them,” she added.
Kwale county NGAAF Coordinator Victor Nyanje said they are empowering youths, women and the physically challenged.
“We give motorcycles when groups requests for them, there are those who requests for cash also,” he said.
Review of Bodaboda insurance covers
Zuleikha called for a review of Finance CS Henry Rotich to ensure Boda riders have
four insurance covers.
[Kwale women representative Zuleikha Juma during handing over of motorcycles to various groups at Matope village in Samburu, Kinango. Photo/Alloys Musyoka].
They are required obtain insurance covered for the Motorbike, Boda Boda rider, passenger and pedestrians.
Zuleikha urged the CS to come up with regulations to tame insurance companies which refuse to pay for accidents when they occur, scaring away boda boda operators from remitting for the covers.
“The insurance is good, it will help children, women and all passengers when hurt but the biggest hurdle is the insurance companies because they don’t compensate,” she noted.
If the issue of insurance companies is addressed, she said that boda boda operators will be paying for insurance company covers willingly.