Central Organization of Trade Unions -Kenya (Cotu-K) has called on the Government to improve on governance structures and practices at the key social security institutions, particularly the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF).
Cotu-K Secretary General Francis Atwoli said substantive leaders need to be put in place with the consultation of tripartite partners to ensure that workers resources are insulated from abuse and possible misuse particularly as the country heads towards a General Election
Ateoli called for concerted attention in strengthening social protection floors, to address risks associated with just transition through measures which include skills training and development and enhanced social assistance programmes among others.
“In our context, and while we welcome Kenya Governments policy to broaden the Cash transfer programmes to cover persons aged over 65 years and above, we call for the strengthening of the regulatory frameworks to stamp out pilferage of resources,” said Atwoli.
Atwoli who made the remarks during the 106th session of international Labour Conference (ILO) in Geneva, also advocated for issues of climate change saying what needs to be done is to chart inclusive strategies and approaches on how the ILO can empower its constituents to participate in formulation of their nationally determined contributions (NDCs).