144, 980 Beneficiaries Enjoy LEAP Programme

The Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme Manager at Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection, Dzigbordi Kofi Agbekpornu, has remarked that 144,980 people in 188 districts across the country have benefitted from the programme.

‘The LEAP programme now has 144,980 beneficiary households, individual accounts we have 579,920 individuals on the programme. The programme is in 188 districts of the country, by communities we have 4,072, for categorical distributions of eligible members on the programme , Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) constitute  46%, elderly persons above 65 years we have 37%. And persons with severe disability without any productive capacity, we have 17,’ he explained.

Conference Session at Golden Tulip Hotel In Kumasi
Conference Session at Golden Tulip Hotel In Kumasi

This was revealed by Agbekpornu at annual review workshop in Kumasi, Ashanti Region for regional, district directors and stakeholders under the theme ‘LEAP programme, building a strong resilient cash transfer system”.

Ghnewsnow Kumasi reporter Isaac Bediako reports that the workshop was aimed at formulating new strategies to avoid repetition of 2015 challenges in 2016.

Ashanti Regional Minister Peter Anerfi Mensah in a group picture with LEAP Officials
Ashanti Regional Minister Peter Anerfi Mensah in a group picture with LEAP Officials

The goal of the LEAP programme was also to help smoothen consumption among extreme poor and vulnerable households with orphans and vulnerable children, severely disabled persons and elderly aged 65 years and above without any form of support.

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