Social intervention 150,000 households to benefit from LEAP in June

The Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme will add 60,000 beneficiary households to the programme by June.

  • Published:
Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender Children and Social Protection play

Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender Children and Social Protection

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection will from today Monday, begin the e-payment cycle of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme.

About 90,785 beneficiary households in 144 districts will start receiving payment from the programme.

According to a statement by the Gender Ministry, the payment which will end Friday, May 22 is for the months of March and April, 2015.

Abraham Asare, a Communications advisor of the Ministry said, “The breakdown of the payment is as follows: one member household will receive GHC 48.00, household with two (2) eligible members receives GHC 60.00, household with three eligible beneficiaries gets GHC 72.00 and household with four (4) eligible beneficiaries or more receives GHC 90.00. These payments cover the months of January and February, 2015,”

LEAP was introduced to support extremely poor households to meet their very basic needs for survival. The programme is contributing significantly to the wellbeing of beneficiaries.

A research conducted by the North Carolina University of the USA and ISSER of the University of Ghana in 2012, indicated that the LEAP programme has improved the living conditions of the beneficiary households.

Their food intake, school enrolment, health care services, livelihoods, investments in petty trading and livestock, improvement in the local economy and building social networks have all been positively affected.

Currently there are two mechanisms of payment-the manual and electronic payments. The manual payments are made by Ghana Post Company Limited whereas the e-payments are done by MTN mobile money, GhIPSS (ezwich) and AYA Technologies.

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Francisca Oteng-Mensah 24 year old MP complains about unbearable...bullet
2 Asantehemaa's Death Funeral of Asantehemaa underway [Photos]bullet
3 Christmas Hamper Nana Addo rejects $500,000 from corporate organisationbullet
4 Corruption I'll make sure Opuni goes to jail - Kennedy Agyapongbullet
5 Manhyia Palace One shot, several collapse at Asantehemaa’s funeralbullet
6 Asantehemaa’s Funeral Nana Afia Kobi to be buried with gold...bullet
7 Asantehemaa's Death I'm homeless; Otumfuo Osei Tutu II pays...bullet
8 Asantehemaa's Funeral Mahama, MPs mourn Asantehemaa [Photos]bullet
9 Gambia Crisis Twitter explodes with rage over Hanna...bullet
10 Gambia Crisis Ghana deploys military to Gambiabullet

Top Videos

1 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his 23-year-old...bullet
2 Refugee Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to cross US borderbullet
3 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think about beautybullet
4 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
5 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
6 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
7 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
8 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
9 Bishop Obinim Saga Teenagers disciplined by Obinim speak outbullet
10 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in...bullet

News