SEE ALSO :Counties lauded for funds use“The management of NRHS would like to notify you that your employment contract, which expires on 30th September, 2012 will not be renewed. However, you can show interest by reapplying for the same,” states a letter to one of the staff members. The organisation’s director, Walter Obiero said the action has been taken due to cut in funding. He, however, declined to state annual funding to the body since its inception three years ago. But employees The Standard spoke to gave the figure of Sh595 million. Technical support The report dated August 21, 2012, of which The Standard has a copy, details massive financial impropriety. The assessment was done by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, US. They are Procurement and Grant Office (PGO), and Programme Budget and Extramural Management Branch. CDC offers technical support to NRHS, which is based in Kisumu, with operations spread across the country. CDC has categoriosed NRHS as a ‘high-risk’ organisation, which means that other donors should be wary of it. “NRHS is required to work with CDC Kenya on revising their application to conform to the decreased scope of activities,” reads part of the report.
SEE ALSO :Create funds for emergency, WamalwaThe programme is in the last year of the first phase, where the Government’s aim was to reach 860,000 men of ages 15 to 49 in five years. NGOs in the county are funded with over Sh150 billion annually, but queries have been raised about the manner in which some of them spend the funds. ?Nyanza Reproductive Health Society established in 2009 to run for five years to undertake voluntary male circumcision. It has been operating ten districts accross the country. The project targets 13,000 males per month,and it is funded by President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief.
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