78 year old Mary Kapeleketa of Kazungula District with her great grand-children. She is one of the beneficiaries for the government social cash transfer scheme

Government has revealed that about K41 million meant for the Social Cash Transfer (SCT), Project has not been accounted for by ZAMPOST.

According to a press statement made available to ZANIS by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Press Office today, this translates to about 145,000 beneficiaries of about 500,000 total beneficiaries.

The K41 million represents about 29.7% of the donor funding in the last 4 months. Government funds 75% of the project while donors fund 25%.

The total funding currently stands at about K552 million, of which government funds K414million (75%), and donors K138million (25%).

In addition, a total of 355,000 beneficiaries are receiving their SCT smoothly with about 71% success rate currently.

The 71% success rate is in line with the President’s message during the opening of Parliament on September 14, 2018 in which he stated that the program is doing well and government is considering scaling up to 700,000 beneficiaries in 2019.

The SCT program is a major social protection intervention by government to continuously reduce extreme poverty in Zambia.

Implementation is done by the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS).

Beneficiaries of this programme are persons identified by the MCDSS, aged above 65 years or individuals with severe disability.

Currently, the SCT stands at K90.00 per household and is paid bi-monthly at K180.00

Households of members with disabilities receive a double amount of K180.00 per month, which is K360.00 bi-monthly.

Payments are done through pay point managers who are from government departments mostly from Education and Health ministries.

MCDSS also engaged ZAMPOST to administer the SCT and piloting was done in Luapula and Western Provinces.

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39 COMMENTS

    • The contract to disburse the money should be taken away from Zampost. Give it to a bank. I think Barclays or Stan Chart should take the contract otherwise the same thing will continue happening.

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    • Why involve Zampost when the ministry that deals with community is there? Why why why? To create an invisible pipeline to symphony cash out bakabwalala nwyebo!!!

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    • @Khakis, stiilu-more what’s that mu ma dollars?
      So ulenjeba at $18 per month or $36 per 2 months, that’s the money Sunday Chanda’s brother, of ZamPost got fired over?
      Did he divide by 10? Per 1 old grandmother who take of 5 orphans?
      Ati divide by 10.

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    • Then McPherson Chanda claimed zampost was making a profit, had introduced strategies and even paid dividends to government bullsh!t.
      These guys were busy stealing and lying to everyone!

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    • What was Chanda’s qualifications apart from being a dull cadre like Sunday …these brothers are dull chaps; the other one who is MP the doctor who is making noise for squatters so that some investor shares land with them for free…really laughable…a company like ZAMPOST should be in profit in an merging market with investment in mobile money, banking services – basic current accounts and Passenger transport via Postbus. I remember taking PostBus to boarding school the bus was never late…I hear today its a real mess.

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    • HH using Zambian money is remotely controlling and dictating what these small little sponsored gods are doing! These guys are using what has been used in other countries. TRIBALISM is a cancer and do not treat tribalists with kid gloves. When you lock up animal farm and you let it loose, it is at your own peril. UPND IS A COALITION OF THE WICKED. They are behind this. TO some extent LT is priding itself in it because of money involved when you have so many visitors to the ANIMO FARM SITE.

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  1. Why don’t we switch to Airtel and MTN mobile money. These companies have covered quite a large area of the country. Zampost are useless even when transmitting ordinary money orders.

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    • @Ndanje, but naupwa iwe zoona, you are becoming useless.
      Why take money for poor and invest in AirTel or MTN, but mu Zambia ifipuba nafifula.
      Each district has Social Workers naiwe… they can handle tuma K10,000 cash.

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    • Apa it’s accountability that matters. These mobile providers have been very efficient and trusted. I’m not finished, it’s only a suggestion. Take it or leave it. You Zambians have a problem that’s you either go into exile or you live in Zambia and feed on aid from your former masters.

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    • Pulu every active must be paid for. GRZ has to include funds for handling charges in the money to be given to the people entitled. Otherwise Mr Lungu will have to leave State House and start paying the money personally. With the mobile providers the money will be insured and much safer than with the quasi government organization which we all know reek of fraud.

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  2. Barclays and Stanchart are a clear non-starter looking at their branch network. NATsave would be a better option as it is a financial institution, quasi government and well spread rural branch network.

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  3. Look at money through mobil phones.
    Infact that money should only be used to exchange for goods and food where retailers accept such payments.

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    • ANIMO FARM will never be a president in our lifetime. He is corrupt and tribal just like his children his supporters.

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    • Sharon, you are such a pitful partisan doctor. Put a little thinking into it!
      If I were your paymaster, I would give you a boot.

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    • You missed it little boy! I clean toilets at UTH for the Namwala TRIBAL UNION of HH. I also dress Gay JAy with diapers when he soils in public. Nice try though! Love you in spite of your Mapatizya Formula! It will NEVER work on Zambians. They are just discovering more of what they know about the NAMWALA UNION.

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    • Sponsored cartel by HH funding FAKE NEWS MEDIA and calling his galus in the field to do Mapatizya Formula after he pays AC and Galu Watchers in Zambia! But it is UNELECTABLE & CHILDISH & TRIBAL too! Zambians know that!

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  4. THAT WAS QUICK//////….INVSTIGATIONS ARE DONE AND DUSTED WITH IN 24HRS?????

    WHERE WHERE YOU WHEN THIS WAS FIRST DISCLOSED IN THE MEDIA….

    YOU SUCH LOAD OF RUBBISH..ALL OF YOU

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    • They have simply sacrificed some lambs …to shield the big thieves pulling the strings. Just like they did with General Chimise of ZAF …a General can not be stealing alone..but has been retired with full benefits.

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  5. Believe me, the best mobile money service currently in Zambia is MTN Mobile money. We are a charitable organization disbursing funds to the vulnerable as well and MTN mobile money has been very reliable for the past 4 years of our partnership with timely reports. You can pilot with them and verify, their bulk payment solution is so user friendly, secure and reliable

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    • These people don’t want the best solutions …they are looking for the best method to steal..its up to the donors to insist on that at least they will have a record of the recipients numbers

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    • HH is a corrupt thief of privatization and he deserves to be in prison. If it were in the US. He could be at CHIMBOKAILA.

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  6. Eh.. isn’t this old news by now?

    This is what lack of transparency looks like. If we had this information readily availed to the press, we would be in this place.

    Hope the poor can continue to receive the cash support. PF00Ls can’t be trust mwe.

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  7. The truth is all humans are thieves if left un checked, that isc the nature of every human , even those condemning those can do the same given the chance .
    You cannot trust any one with money including those rich people .
    To protect finances checks and balances need to strictly be implemented.
    I do not see it prudent to insult anyone involved In this scum ,there are rich politicians and powerful indeed to date who have distorted huge amounts of Zambian wealth with out being caught .
    Better Zambia puts up strict laws to monitor all money transactions in gov’t institutions. Without which the problems will not go away.

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    • SHARON WHERE DO YOU LIVE ? WE NEED THE MENTAL ASYLUM TO COME AND PICK YOU UP AND LOCK YOU AWAY YOU ARE A DANGER TO PEOPLE IN ZAMBIA !! YOU ARE A FOOLISH DIMWIT WITH NO BRAINS IN YOUR HEAD – YOU KEEP ON REPEATING YOURSELF OVER AND OVER AGAIN ! LOCK THIS FOOL UP !

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