Government working to reduce poverty through social interventions – Ofori-Atta
Aug. 21, 2017

The government of Ghana is working assiduously to reduce poverty and restore dignity to the citizenry through the 2017 budget and subsequent ones, the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has said.

He said the key to achieving this agenda is to ensure exclusive growth by addressing the challenges of ...

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LEAP beneficiaries want money disbursed over the table
Aug. 18, 2017

Some beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty Project (LEAP) in Ellembele in the Western Region and Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region have stated that they prefer receiving their moneys cash-in-hand.

They said they want it to be paid to them directly over the table and without ...

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Unqualified persons to be taken out of LEAP programme
Aug. 17, 2017

The Jirapa District Assembly in the Upper West Region is to investigate the infiltration of unqualified persons benefiting from government’s social intervention programme, Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP).

District Chief Executive of the assembly, Ms Christine Bonbanaye Amadu, said she has received intelligence suggesting that some young people who ...

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Feeding system won’t change under free SHS – Minister
Aug. 1, 2017

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Education Minister, has dismissed claims that students are going to be fed once in a day under the free senior high school (SHS) programme, the implementation of which starts in coming September.

He said no new feeding system for students would be introduced and ...

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Electronic Payment Set to reduce payment challenges Under LEAP Programme
July 24, 2017

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, would from July 31, begin the disbursement of the 49th cycle of payment to beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme.

The LEAP Programme, which was introduced in 2008, seeks to address extreme poverty and reduce the suffering of vulnerable ...

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We need to effectively monitor social interventions - Otiko Djaba
July 24, 2017

The Minister of Gender, Child and Social Protection, Ms. Otiko Afisah Djaba, has underlined the need to effectively monitor the implementation of the various social interventions introduced by the government to achieve the intended outcomes.

She indicated that it was important to go the extra mile to make sure ...

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NPP Women Groups angry over School Feeding Appointment
July 22, 2017

Some women groups in the Northern Region led by Constituency women’s organizers of the governing New Patriotic Party are calling for investigations into the recent recruitment exercise under the Ghana school feeding program.

According to the women, one Hajia Safia Mohammed who is purported to be from the Ministry ...

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School feeding caterers to picket at GES office over unpaid funds
June 4, 2017

Caterers under the School feeding program have vowed to stop cooking from Monday, June 5 following the failure of government to pay arrears owed them for almost a year.

They intend not only to strike but have also decided to picket at the offices of th Gahana Education service ...

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Government to support families of June 3 victims with LEAP programme - Otiko Djaba
June 3, 2017

Saturday, June 3 marked two years when a national tragedy struck the heart of the country.

June 3, in the nation's archives, disaster hit the Circle Interchange in Accra as gas explosion consumed hundreds of Ghanaian citizenry.

As the country commemorates June 3, Minister for Gender, Children and ...

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LEAP beneficiaries appeal to gov't to increase grant
June 1, 2017

Beneficiaries under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme in the Tano South District of Brong-Ahafo Region, have appealed to the government to increase the quantum of the grant given them to enhance their socio-economic wellbeing.

Speaking on the sideline of a public forum on using access to information ...

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Educationist calls for establishment of school monitoring committees
May 27, 2017


A retired educationist on Friday called for urgent establishment of school monitoring committees to help improve the standard of education especially at the basic level.

Nana Boakye Yiadom, the Gyantuahene of Atronie in the Sunyani Municipality, who made the call underscored the need to monitor the teaching methodologies of ...

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All school feeding arrears to be paid by July – Otiko
May 16, 2017

In a statement released by The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, the Minister Madam Otiko Djaba has apologised for the delay in payment to The Ghana School Feeding Caterers and the severe challenges this may be posing to them.

The current School Feeding contracts ends this July 2017 ...

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Caterers under Ghana School Feeding Programme demand Payment
May 15, 2017

Caterers of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) on Monday picketed the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to mount pressure on government to settle arrears owed them.

The caterers said they have not been paid for the past eight months.

Their spokesperson, Maame Yaa Duodua Appiagyei, said none ...

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Ghana School Feeding Programme to recruit more caterers – Secretariat
May 8, 2017

As part of plans to expand the beneficiaries on the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) to 1.3 million, the programme intends to recruit new caterers to meet that demand.

In the light of this, adverts will be placed in various media for this purpose. Therefore all caterers interested in ...

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO CONDUCT BENEFICIARY ASSESMENT FOR LEAP
April 25, 2017

Background 

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) is implementing the LEAP Programme, which aims at reducing poverty in Ghana by providing cash grant to extremely poor and vulnerable households. The LEAP Programme targets beneficiary households for social protection and pro-poor interventions for the poorest, vulnerable and ...

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