KETU S:838 people benefit from LEAP
A good number of people from poor households across the country continue to benefit from the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) programme.
This social intervention programme targeted at poor households is a way of providing fiscal cash to people who are in dire need of economic assistance.
Poor households in the Ketu South Municipality have not been left out of the programme as over 838 people have benefited from the programme so far, Municipal Social Welfare officer, Divine Yevoo has stated.
Mr. Yevoo indicated that 15 communities from the Ketu South Municipality are beneficiaries whiles Adagbledu Community in the Ketu North District also a beneficiary of the programme. In all, the LEAP programme supports three categories of people including care givers for orphans and vulnerable children, aged above 65 who are too weak to engage in any economic activity, and those with severe disability.
The amount received by each beneficiary is dependent on the category one falls and this ranges from GHs24 to GHs45 Mr. Yevoo stated.
LEAP is aimed among other things, at improving the basic consumption of beneficiary households by increasing school enrolment, attendance and retention of children, as well as improving on livelihood income-earned activities.
Currently, some sixty-eight thousands households are benefiting after government re-launched the programme in July this year with an increment on the current grant of GH¢12 to GH¢36 per month for poor households around the country. It is targeted to reach 165,000 households by 2015.