Thousands benefit from Social Cash Transfer in Shang’ombo

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About 4, 362 vulnerable people in Shangombo District in Western Province have benefited from the Social Cash Transfer programme this year.

Shangombo District Commissioner, Dominic Lisulo, said government has disbursed over K600million through the department of social welfare in
the district.

He told ZANIS in Shangombo today that of the 4, 362, at least 2, 372 are vulnerable children under the age of five   years while 1, 990 are
inclusive of the aged and youths, adding that 1,348 beneficiaries are in the process of being  identified  to meet this year’s district target of empowering 5, 710 vulnerable people.

Mr Lisulo said the beneficiaries have been drawn from all the wards in the district, namely Simu, Keyana, Beshe, Sipuma, Mambolomoka and

The District Commissioner thanked government for the timely and consistent funding towards the Social Cash Transfer programme, saying
the programme has had a positive developmental effect on

Mr Lisulo stresses that through the Social Cash Transfer beneficiaries in Shangombo have been able to establish various businesses that include local groceries as well as buying and selling

of cattle among others.

He said the programme has also been one of the major drivers of money circulation in the rural district.