Govt calls for re- identification exercise of social cash transfer beneficiaries
Kawambwa , January 8, 2015, ZANIS —– Kawambwa Central Member of Parliament, Nickson Chilangwa has called for a re- identification exercise of social cash transfer beneficiaries in the area.
And Kawambwa District Commissioner, Ivo Mpasa says that 1,962 vulnerable people are directly benefiting from social cash transfer scheme in the area.
ZANIS reports that this is to ensure the reduction of extreme poverty among the real vulnerable people in the district.
Mr Chilangwa made the call on Tuesday when Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health, Emerine Kabanshi visited Kawambwa to launch the social cash transfer scheme.
Mr Chilangwa who is also deputy Minister of Home Affairs says there have been complaints that most vulnerable people have been left out in accessing the social cash transfer hence the need to revisit the identification.
He says unless there is a revisit on the identification of beneficiaries of the scheme, complaints will continue from the area
Mr Chilangwa notes that some people complain that those that have been put on the scheme are from well to do households while the blind, aged and chronically ill people are receiving money under the scheme.
Earlier, Kawambwa District Commissioner, Ivo Mpasa says that 1,962 vulnerable people are directly benefiting from social cash transfer scheme in the area.
Mr Mpasa also says the scheme has greatly improved the vulnerable people’s livelihood because they are able to buy inputs and cultivate some crops.
At the official launch of the social cash transfer scheme, Ms Kabanshi also gave K10, 000 cheque to each to three women clubs in the area.