The 6th Senate Speaker’s Round-table Meeting

Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) hosted the 6th Senate Speaker’s Roundtable meeting in Naivasha where the business community and the members of Parliament took stock of the joint legislative agenda and achievements over the last five years.

The Senate Speaker’s Roundtable is a high level Public Private Dialogue platform between the business community and the Senate that facilitates a joint review of the policy and legislative environment in the country, identifies crucial legislation to Private Sector that need to be reviewed or fast-tracked, and addresses any gaps that require new legislative intervention based on the country’s and Private Sector development priorities.

The theme of this year’s event was Economic Recovery During and Post COVID-19: Strategies and Opportunities in Building A Better Future Together.
The business community and the members of Parliament also got to set the legislative interventions agenda between the Private Sector and the Senate aimed at boosting economic competitiveness for growth and job creation before the general election.

Panel Discussion: Regulatory reforms and processes for community healthcare workers to supplement efforts to combat COVID-19.

Areas of discussion:
a) The National Community Health Services Bill and County-based Community Health Services Bills and Regulations frameworks
b) Certification framework for CHWs
c) Management and coordination of community health governance structures
d) Institutionalization and integration of community health in all health policies
e) Public-Private Partnership opportunities for healthcare workers capacity building initiatives

Also highlighted in this session was the Kenya Food and Drugs Authority, KFDA, and the NHIF Bill (up for public participation on Tuesday next week). A Joint Communique of outcomes, emerging Issues and resolutions that will be shared.

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