As part of monitoring operations of the ongoing LEAP grant payment exercise for both 81st and 82nd Cycles across the country, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Lariba Zuweira Abudu, has toured some payment sites to witness the payment process to gather information and insights into the LEAP programme directly from the beneficiaries.
Some payment sites visited on Tuesday include Muettey/Teye Kwame, New Jerusalem and Naglayosisi in the Shai Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region.
In her remarks, Madam Zuweira Abudu said the LEAP initiative aims to improve access to social services, encourage productive engagement and ease household consumption.
Additionally, the LEAP Programme’s intervention aims to encourage beneficiaries to modify their behaviour in response to the malaise of persistent poverty, ultimately helping Ghana to achieve both its own national development goals and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
LEAP is a social cash transfer programme for Ghana’s poorest households to alleviate poverty by fostering human capital development and smoothing consumption.
Priscilla Nimako, ISD