Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) earns recognition as one of the leading and best-performing agencies within the Government Ministries, Departments, & Agencies (MDAs) in disability mainstreaming in the country.
Getting acknowledgment from the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) after achieving a remarkable performance score of 96% in the FY 2021/22, marking a significant milestone in the Authority’s efforts towards the inclusion and well-being of persons with disabilities.
The recognition is attributed to KRA’s efforts to be at the forefront in developing and implementing policies and guidelines on disability mainstreaming in the workplace.
This has significantly improved the working conditions for KRA employees with disabilities. KRA has also been leading in providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. Currently, the Authority has 116 employees living with a disability.
Additionally, the NCPWD assessment report highlights KRA as being outstanding in providing assistive devices and equipment, such as braille machines, hearing aids, and mobility aids, to employees with disabilities to facilitate their work.
KRA’s efforts in conducting regular disability awareness training for employees to sensitize them on disability-related issues and promote a culture of inclusivity and diversity in the workplace were also recognized.
While acknowledging the recognition, KRA’s acting Commissioner for Corporate Support Services Ms. Nancy Ng’etich, expressed her gratitude to the NCPWD for recognizing the Authority’s efforts in creating an inclusive work environment for persons with disabilities.
Ms. Nancy further emphasized that KRA remains committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity in the workplace, and will continue to invest in initiatives that improve the well-being of all employees, including those with disabilities.
“At KRA, we believe that every employee has the potential to contribute to the organization’s success. We are committed to creating a work environment that promotes diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunities for all. This recognition from the NCPWD is a testament to our efforts towards creating a workplace that is sensitive to the needs of persons with disabilities,” said Ms. Ng’etich.
KRA’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity is further demonstrated through the Authority’s workplace values, which include professionalism, integrity, teamwork, and customer focus. These values guide the Authority’s operations and ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFIED PUBLIC interactions with taxpayers, ensuring that all employees, including those with disabilities, are treated with dignity and respect.
As KRA continues to set the pace in promoting disability mainstreaming in the workplace, the Authority hopes to inspire other organizations in the public and private sectors to follow suit and create inclusive work environments that cater to the needs of all employees.