Contribution Of Huduma Namba To The Big Four Agenda
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s development blueprint, The Big 4 Agenda, comprises of Food Security; Affordable Housing; Manufacturing and Affordable Healthcare.
The Government’s move to establish a National Master Database through Huduma Namba addresses the constitutional requirement on access to public information. At the same time, it fulfils the Big 4 Agenda through creation of a national persons’ identification database that will be a reference point for other national development initiatives.
Various stakeholders who are charged with the delivery of the Big 4 targets will use the established national frame as a stepping stone so that they only capture specific technical field; such as agriculture, education and health without duplication of biometric data capture. The end users will refer to the Huduma Namba database to inform planning for the Big 4 Agenda initiatives and other development programmes.
Further, Huduma Namba seeks to build and securely avail ‘Big Data’ to all industry players on ‘need to know basis’ in pursuit of achievement of Food Security, Affordable Housing, Manufacturing and Affordable Healthcare. As articulated in the Big 4 Agenda. There will be continuous update and integration of primary registration data of all citizens’ births, deaths and foreign nationals’ resident in Kenya for efficiency in the provision of services and enhancement of national security.
Huduma Namba data will assist in planning for achievement of universal healthcare through provision of background information needed for registration for provision of universal healthcare services under the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF).The same information will be easily accessible for use by relevant stakeholders in the health sector. Accurate patient identification is necessary in order to administer proper diagnosis and treatment. Further, Huduma Namba will provide data that will avert fraud or manipulation for access of services.