Community Development and Social Services Minister, Kampamba Chewe
Community Development and Social Services Minister, Kampamba Chewe

The government will before the end of this year launch the biometric system which will be used for disbursement of funds under the Social Cash Transfer.

This is to avoid the bottlenecks that affected the successful implementation of the programme.

Community Development and Social Services Minister, Kampamba Chewe has disclosed this in Luanshya today.

Mrs. Chewe said the Ministry working with Smart Zambia is looking for a sustainable way of disbursing the funds and avoid physical contact with officers.

She said in the recent past the government experienced a lot of challenges where the money was not reaching the intended recipients.

Mrs. Chewe disclosed that the Biometric system will be replicated in other social programmes like the Food Security Pack among others.

She said the system will capture all beneficiaries and will be monitored from the Head office to make sure beneficiaries get their money.

And Mrs. Chewe said President Edgar Lungu has given a go ahead to increase the number of beneficiaries from the current 6-hundred and 30 thousand to 7-hundred thousand before the end of the year.

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  1. The only biometrics that will be held on the database will belong to Chitotela and other fellow corrupt individuals.

    The bottleneck was theft. The money can still get stolen before distribution to the needy. So I can not see how this will prevent that from happening.

    This is just another scheme to make money via awarding of unnecessary contracts.

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    • Let’s develop this thing and get the tax evader money laundering crook masquerading as a president of a group of haters who eat bitter herbs making their hearts bitter.

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    • What about building factories or plants so own youth can find work? DR Congo is much better then zed. All we know as zambians is corruption, alcohol, jealousness .sex.

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  2. Wolves & Foxes are promising to look after the Chicken coop, & now tell the farmer they will ensure all the farmers chickens are properly looked after, & the farmer will get ALL his chickens, after the Wolves and Foxes have been found to have invaded the chicken coop again overnight.
    THAT LADIES & GENTLEMEN IS (PATRIOTIC FRONT – P.F. THE WOLVES, & FOXES WITH A HISTORY OF EATING THE FARMERS CHICKENS) PROMISING TO BEHAVE WHEN FOUND IN THE COOP AGAIN. Kaya??

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