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Isaac Wale | Nation Media Group

Puzzle of missing Sh1.2bn in budget for new health workers

What you need to know:

  • Last year, the Health ministry hired 1,000 interns to work in various health establishments in the country as it grappled with the pandemic.
  • The interns risk losing their jobs since there is no money directed to paying them specifically in the new financial year.

Despite the allocation of Sh1.2 billion by Treasury for the hiring of more health workers in the coming financial year, a National Assembly analysis of the 2021/22 financial budget estimate reveals that the funds “cannot be traced”.

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