By Roy Hezron
Narok county residents have been urged to collect their National Identification Cards and Birth Certificates lying at the county’s Huduma Centre offices.
Speaking during a visit to the facility most recently, Narok County Commissioner Mr. Evans Achoki has decried the increasing number of uncollected Identification cards and birth certificates at the center, revealing that over 500 Identification cards and 1000 birth certificates were still waiting for collection wondering why the concerned applicants had not gone for them.
Achoki said his office has been collaborating with the chiefs to help in distributing the identity cards to residents within their areas of jurisdiction though most people cannot be traced.
“Most of the uncollected birth certificates are for children who were born in the hospital; hence it was difficult to trace their backgrounds. We request the parents to pick the important document or else we will destroy them,” said Achoki.
He further asked the Narok residents to visit Huduma center for services saying it is now operational after a few months’ closure due to Covid-19, though observing the laid down Covid-19 preventive measures of wearing mask, social distancing and hand washing.
“You remember the president directed that no one will receive government services without facemask hence everyone who visits this institution should adhere to the public health regulations to curb covid-19,” he said.
The County Commissioner revealed further that they have initiated talks with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to introduce issuance of digital licenses at the Huduma center instead of having residents travel all the way to Nakuru for the document, in an effort to improve service delivery through establishing citizen’s One Stop Shops that bring all essential government services under one roof for ease of access.
About 300 local people flock the center every day to replace their Identification Cards, driving licenses and to seek for birth certificates among other essential services.