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Number of households benefiting from the government’s social cash transfer has doubled this year

Economy Number of households benefiting from the government’s social cash transfer has...

Minister of Community Development and Social Welfare,Emerine Kabanshi and her Permanent Secretary,Davy Chikamata cut the ribbon during the handover of books to Kitwe Community and development Social Welfare College by Books for Africa in Lusaka
Minister of Community Development and Social
Welfare,Emerine Kabanshi and her Permanent Secretary,Davy Chikamata
cut the ribbon during the handover of books to Kitwe Community and
development Social Welfare College by Books for Africa in Lusaka
MINISTER of Community Development and Social Services Emerine Kabanshi says the number of households benefiting from the government’s social cash transfer programme has increased from 242,000 last year to 590,000 this year.

Ms Kabanshi says research has shown that the programme leads to positive outcomes among beneficiaries in terms of improved nutrition, reduced illnesses, accumulation of small assets and improved primary school attendance by pupils from beneficiary households.

She said this in a ministerial statement to Parliament on the national scale-up of the social cash transfer programme.

“We increased the budgetary allocation to the social cash transfer programme from K302 million last year to K737 million this year,” Ms Kabanshi said.

Government has allocated K500 million to the programme while cooperating partners have committed K237 million.

She said the social cash transfer programme is aimed at reducing extreme poverty and intergenerational transfer of poverty among vulnerable groups.

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  1. Lombe i agree but that Uk expert said in todays post there are 1000 jobs created daily in zambia. So why are pipo suffering so much. Am sure he wants to get a permit to return

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