It is very encouraging seeing how technology is advancing in Kenya. Believing on ourselves and abilities is the only way to progress.
However, let me talk about Huduma Number and it’s importance. Those who are against Huduma Number are just arguing out of absolute ignorance‼️First, let me explain about SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) in United States which is equivalent to Huduma Number for easier of understanding. Social Security Number is given to every citizen or those with green card or working in United States. Any child born is provided with a social security too.
Significance of Social Security Number (SSN)‼️
✅ Nobody can work without having a SSN.
✅ SSN consolidate all the information ranging from National ID, Driving License, Credit Cards, Housing, all other licenses, etc.
✅ All individual’s information from the date of birth to death is stored in the SSN.
✅ SSN is used by variety of organizations like Credit Information Companies, Employers, Landlords, Banks, etc.
✅ SSN is normally held with a lot of confidentiality. One can only provide his/her social security to a trusted source, not any body.
Benefits of SSN to the Government
✅ Increased accuracy on the Country’s planning. Since all information is available, the government is aware on where all everyone lives, income of households, etc.
✅ Improved safety and security: Since the Government has everyone’s information, it knows where all criminals reside hence easy to control the criminals.
✅ With availability of accurate data, it is much easier for the government to provide subsidies to low income families.
Benefits of SSN to citizens/Private Organizations:
✅ Before hire, every company has a duty of care to its customers. Consequently, all organizations scrutinize their new employees thoroughly well because of the consequences involved on hiring crooks. They use SSN to get all information they need on weather to hire an individual or not.
✅ Because of SSN citizens have disciplined themselves not to spoil their records. Citizens pay their loans and/or bills on time as paying late reduces ones worthiness in credit rating. ie The low the credit rating one has, the more the interests rate you pay; the higher the credit score the less interest you pay on loans.
✅ Nobody likes associating himself/herself with fraudulent persons or criminals in order preserve their records. Mind you people with bad records cannot be accommodated anywhere and are likely to be homeless because of having bad records.
Benefits of SSN to the nation‼️
Generally, SSN has brought discipline, promoted safety and security, efficiency and well coordinated efforts between the government and citizens. Social, economic, and political efforts are easily achieved because of SSN.
Huduma Number is very important to the nation of Kenya if progress is to be made. Those opposing HUDUMA NUMBER are not sincere; they are either doing it out of ignorance or do not want their corrupt habits exposed‼️ Huduma Number is excellent idea for Kenya and can only be opposed by those with hidden underworld activities‼️However, Huduma Number should not operate without legislation since it will affect lives of all citizens.