Dormaa-Ahenkro (B/R),- A total of 1, 978 people in the Dormaa Central Municipality in the Bono Region benefited from the government’s Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) in 2021.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Dormaa-Ahenkro, Mr Owusu Sekyere, the Dormaa Central Municipal Director of the Department of Social Welfare, said the beneficiaries were from 45 communities.
The LEAP is a cash transfer programme introduced by the government in 2008 for extremely poor and vulnerable households.
Eligible beneficiaries comprised orphaned and vulnerable children, persons with severe disability without any productive capacity and elderly persons above 65 years.
Mr Sekyere explained that LEAP Management Secretariat paid the cash transfers to the Department, which subsequently identified and disbursed the money to the extremely poor beneficiaries in the municipality.
He advised the beneficiaries to take good care of their identification cards, which enabled them to collect the money.
Source: Ghana News Agency