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 will generate biodata on persons’ employment status and main occupation. Persons engaged in production of raw materials are critical in providing the same for development of cottage industries which create employment. To attract investors in the Manufacturing sector and spur growth in the labour market, updated data on persons is needed for planning purposes.