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 Mulonga.
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.