Kenyans seeking services at the Huduma Centre GPO Nairobi have been urged to book an appointment prior to their visit beginning Monday as the center re-opened its doors following a brief closure.
The State Department for Public Service as part of the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, released a notice to those seeking services at the Huduma to be attended to, to book an appointment by visiting the center’s website. “To book an appointment, visit www.hudumakenya.go.ke, select book appointment and follow the steps on how to book an appointment for the desired service(s).”
“In order to minimize the traffic time spent queuing for services, Huduma Kenya is rolling out a service that seek to work through appointment. We will be rolling out the system gradually commencing with Huduma Center GPO, Nairobi,” read excerpt of the notice.
“Starting Monday August 17, 2020, you will be required to book an appointment before visiting Huduma Centre, GPO, Nairobi,” reads the statement.
The State Department for Public Service however, gave clarity that one will not need an appointment to be served in the other four Huduma Centers in Nairobi or the other 51 centers countrywide. “Applicants at the Kisumu Huduma Centre and three others won’t be required to book appointments to get service too,” clarified the department.
Huduma Centre GPO was among government institutions that were temporarily closed last month to give way for intense fumigation planned amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
The National Treasury, Ministry of Interior, ICT, department of probation, Ministry of Lands and Public Service Commission were among state departments that their operations were slowed down after dozens of confirmed cases. The move is also part of efforts to push for the adoption of a digital system in the country.
Cases of Covid-19 are on the rise countrywide despite government’s efforts to contain the spread. Most government departments and private sector have been affected, forcing them to suspend most services. The pandemic has changed the way of life for many, with the government encouraging people to work from home to avoid crowding offices so as to contain infections.
The number of COVID 19 patients as at today stand 30,120 infections with 700 more recoveries reporting an increased trend of recoveries in the home based programs. Kenya everyday gives the public information about the state of COVID 19 in the country through the accounts of Health Ministry led by CS Mutahi Kagwe.