Flood Victims To get Emergency LEAP Intervention

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Nana Oye Lithur, has announced an emergency Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) intervention programme for 52,000 affected persons in the recent floods in the country.


According to her, the programme, begins immediately with the selection of beneficiaries, adding that it would target three main areas; households which lost their business in the floods and fire, households which lost personal effects in their homes and households which lost bread winners.

 

Mrs Lithur made the announcement last Friday when she visited some communities affected by the floods disaster in Accra.

 

An amount of GH¢ 100 per household will be paid to beneficiaries monthly for three months.

 

She said after the three months, an assessment would be made and beneficiaries who qualified to be enrolled onto the mainstream LEAP programme would be enrolled. The minister added that the ministry would this week present 1,000 mattress, 1,000 blankets and 1,000, 25 kg bags of rice, 1,000, five kilograms gallons of oil and 1,000 cans of tomato paste to victims of the disaster.

 

Source: ISD (Karimatu Anas)

Created: 15 June 2015
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