Nyali Member of Parliament has appealed to the leadership of the National Assembly to convene a special sitting to discuss measures that will cushion Kenyans from tough economic times.
MP Mohamed Ali makes 1st move to cushion Kenyans from tough economic times ahead
Mohamed Ali's plan to cushion Kenyans from Covid-19 financial troubles
In documents seen by Pulselive.co.ke, Ali opined that Kenyans ought to be protected from tough economic times due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Ali further noted that there is need for strategic planning in case coronavirus continues to spread in Africa like it is doing in other parts of the world.
“It is time like now that the National Assembly needs to play its constitutional mandate by putting in place fiscal measures through legislative interventions or other mechanisms to assist vulnerable Kenyans that have been forced out of employment,” the Nyali MP stated.
Protect Kenyans against landlords
Mr Ali pointed out measures like protecting Kenyans against evictions during this time where some people have lost their jobs and the Ministry of Health is advising Kenyans to stay at home and practice social distancing.
In the letter addressed to the House Majority Leader Aden Duale and the Minority Leader John Mbadi, Mr Ali also asked parliament to approve a budget that will aid the Ministry of Health to procure the necessary equipment to fight Covid-19.
“We might also need to approve budgetary allocation and tax measures to assist the Ministry of Health procure additional ventilators and other medical equipment required,” he stated.
Members of Parliament are likely to meet next week to approve measures announced on Wednesday by President Uhuru Kenyatta to cushion the economy against the adverse effects of Covid-19 pandemic.
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