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Government to increase beneficiaries of Social Cash Transfer in 2021

Economy Government to increase beneficiaries of Social Cash Transfer in 2021

The government says it will increase the number of beneficiaries of the Social Cash Transfer to 994, 000 people in 2021 from the current 700,000 households in 2020.

Finance Minister Bwalya Ngandu disclosed this when he unveiled the proposed 2021 national budget in Lusaka yesterday.

Dr Ngandu said monthly allowances for the beneficiaries will also be increased from to K110 from the current K90.

The minister said a total of K2.3 billion has since been allocated for the Social Cash Transfer programme in the next year’s budget.

Dr Ngandu said this is in line with the national budget’s theme of stimulating economic recovery and building resilience to safeguard livelihoods and protect the vulnerable.

He also said that government will increase the number of beneficiaries under the Food Security Pack (FSP) Programme to 288,492 vulnerable households in 2021 from the current 80,000 in 2020.

The Minister of Finance said government has since allocated K1 billion for the programme.

He said government remains committed to increasing access to livelihood support for extremely poor women and access to secondary school education for disadvantaged girls under the Girls Education and Women’s Empowerment and Livelihood (GEWEL) Programme.

Dr Ng’andu said government has since secured additional funds for the programme to increase beneficiaries to 208,400 from the current 129,400 women and girls.

He said it is important for government to continue safeguarding livelihoods and protecting the vulnerable through social protection programme as the country steers the economy towards recovery.

3 COMMENTS

  1. WHERE ARE U GOING TO GET THE CASH?WHEN,U HAVE ALOT OF DEBTS.AND,U THINK PF WILL WIN THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE BY THEM GIVING OUT FREE CASH?THIS IS WRONG ADADA.OLD WAY OF CAMPAIGNING.TELL,THE PEOPLE WHAT U WILL DO.AND THE K110 IS LESS A BAG OF UBUNGA.BAD STRATEGY.KZ,STOP INSULTING ZAMBIANS WITH DIFFERENT VIEW.YOUR PAY BACK TIME IS AROUND THE CORNER.YOU,CAN’T CALL PEOPLE AS HYENAS.REMEMBER,THIS THAT SOON YOU WILL ACCOUNT FOR YOUR SINS.AKALILANTA U BOAST ABOUT WILL EXPIRE.

  2. This is good news. We thank you and this is further testament of the progressive policies of the pf. We have always been a party that puts poor people first and have stuck to that. Meanwhile paolo above writing in upper case doesn’t make your comment any better or make it any lesser f00lish than it already is.

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  3. BUKALA BOBE KAIZER ZULU.
    THIS COUNTRY AND ITS DOCILE PEOPLE ARE DOOMED BECOZ OF BASTARD MYPOIC VUVUZELAS LIKE YOU KAIZER .
    KEEP BARKING EVERYDAY FOR YOUR PAY MASTERS

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