Minister of Community Development and Social Welfare, Emerine Kabanshi has directed the department of social welfare in Kafue district to start paying beneficiaries of the Social Cash Transfer Programme.
Ms Kabanshi said the beneficiaries have waited for too long and that it was time for them to start receiving their funds.
She was speaking when she handed over a vehicle and 93 bicycles to the department of Social Welfare in Kafue district yesterday.
Ms Kabanshi said government is eager to restore the dignity of vulnerable people in society through the Social Cash Transfer programme.
She urged the officers in the district to scale up the number of beneficiaries from 1,927 to 5,055.
And Kafue District Commissioner (DC) Joseph Kamana said Kafue residents are happy with the Social Cash Transfer Programme as it aims at empowering the vulnerable in the area.
Meanwhile, United Party for National Development (UPND) Kafue Area Member of Parliament, Mirriam Chonya has appealed to government to explore more programmes that are aimed at alleviating poverty to enable more people benefit from such programmes.
Ms Chonya said Kafue district has so many vulnerable people that need support from government.