Cabinet Secretary to the Ministry of Public Service, Hon. Moses Kuria met with the leadership of the Retirees Benefits and Claims Welfare Association led by their Chairman Mr. Benson Ambuni who presented him some of the challenges the Public Servants are facing after exiting Public Service.

Key among them is non remittance of pension money from SAGAs and County Governments an issue that has been picked by the National Treasury for action.

However, the Cabinet Secretary was happy to learn that the National Government has been remitting the pension money on time which is encouraging for the pension sector.

As part of the Government’s Public Service Reengineering Program, Public Servants who are nearing retirement age will be trained at the Kenya School of Government in order to equip them with skills to live a comfortable life after employment.

A human approach to their transition to retirement is important as we recognize and appreciate their time and service to our nation.

Hon. Kuria also encouraged members to join various Sacco’s that would help retirees manage their finances after they have exited the service.

In other news of meetings Moses Kuria attended yesterday, the Kenya Port reforms that the Ministry recently initiated under the leadership of His Excellency President William Ruto are on course.

For the government to achieve its objective fully, the reforms must include dock workers.

In line with these reforms, Moses Kuria also met with the Dock Workers Union led by their General Secretary, Mr. Simon Sang where they discussed various issues among them the outstanding payment of their bonuses which will be done immediately.

 “I’m happy to learn that port workers are working harmoniously and maintaining the standards of our port,” stated CS Kuria.