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NHIF To Hire 7 New Directors

The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) is set to hire seven directors in a bid to enhance the effectiveness of the firm.

According to the newly appointed chair of the NHIF board Michael Kamau, hiring the directors is top priority for NHIF this year.

Five departments lack heads while the ICT and Beneficiary Management have acting bosses.

“We have seven directors to fill substantively. The CEO is working with people who are acting, and these are huge voids,” Kamau said.

NHIF is set to roll out the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) this year.

The roll out is part of the government’s plan to provide affordable and quality healthcare.

Elsewhere, as earlier reported on WoK, The Cabinet Affairs office is the top rent defaulter in the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) building.

In a report, NHIF noted that the office owed them Ksh 23.9 million in rent arrears as of June 30, 2022, 13.4 percent of the total Ksh 178.4 million owed to the agency.

In terms of rent arrears, the Cabinet Affairs office topped followed by HIV & Aids Tribunal (Ksh 16.5 million), Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Ksh 16.01 million) and Essence Ltd (Ksh 14.49 million).

Others are the National Social Economic Council (Ksh 9.19 million) and the Presidency Ksh 9.11 million.

“Rental income earned as at June 30, 2021, was Ksh 320,471,130 against an annual target of Ksh 349,491,108. The performance is eight percent below target attributed to the delay in payment of rent by government institutions,” NHIF said.

The rent arrears rose by over Ksh 100 million compared to a similar period a year ago.

“Total arrears as of June 30, 2021, was Sh109.5 million. The arrears position increased by 63 per cent by the end of June 2022. This is attributed to the delay in rent payment by government institutions” the report further said.