Government increases social cash transfer beneficiaries in Lusaka

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Minister of Community Development and Social Services Emerine Kabanshi
Minister of Community Development and Social Services Emerine Kabanshi

Community Development and Social Services Minister, Emerine Kabanshi says government has increased the number of social cash transfer beneficiaries in Lusaka district.

Ms Kabanshi said the number of beneficiaries in Lusaka have increased from 11,272 in 2017 to 13, 714 this year respectively.

She said government is committed to ensuring that all the vulnerable people were receiving support under the social cash transfer programme in the country.

ZANIS reports that the Minister was speaking during the launch of payments for social cash transfer to beneficiaries at Twashuka Primary School in Lusaka’s Kanyama compound.

Ms Kabanshi said government decided to launch the social cash transfer in Kanyama Constituency as a way of helping the vulnerable with funds to buy necessities such as chlorine and soaps required in prevention of Cholera.

She stated that the social cash transfer programme has been rolled out countrywide.

Ms Kabanshi disclosed that about 2,000 vulnerable people are receiving support under social cash transfer programme in Kanyama
Constituency.

And Kanyama Constituency Member of Parliament Elizabeth Phiri advised the beneficiaries to use the money prudently.

Ms Phiri said the launch of social cash transfer is timely as it will help uplift the lives of the vulnerable people amidst the cholera epidemic that has affected the area.

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