“LEAP must have exit plan for beneficiaries” – Akufo-Addo
April 21, 2017

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has stated that programmes designed to help the poor and vulnerable must have clear-cut exit strategies, and is, therefore, urging the citizenry not to be unduly reliant on long-term aid projects.

According to the President, such aid programmes and initiatives must be structured ...

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Validation Saves Ghana School Feeding Programme GH24m
April 21, 2017

Validation of figures of beneficiaries in the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) has saved the state GH24m million termly, Robert Arday, Director of Operations at the GSFP, has said.

The move to halt what, hitherto, could be financial leakages started in 2016 when the GSFP was co-opted into the ...

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Depoliticize LEAP – Social Protection Advocacy Forum
April 20, 2017

Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Prof. Emmanuel Debrah has warned politicians to desist from politicizing government initiatives during elections just to win favour from Ghanaians.

According to him, government initiatives like the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme which was supposed to ease the ...

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“Give LEAP beneficiaries investment capital for financial independence”- Prof. Emmanuel Debrah
April 20, 2017



Prof. Emmanuel Debrah has called for an investment mechanism for LEAP beneficiaries to make them financially independent. Lauding the program, he explained that even though LEAP had reduced poverty and debt levels among the poor, there is the need to make it more sustainable to fully alleviate poverty ...

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LEAP has improved status of the poor - Prof Debrah
April 20, 2017

The Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme is a useful undertaking that is helping improve the living conditions of beneficiaries in Ghana, a Senior Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Emmanuel Debrah, has said.

“It has increased school enrolment, and reduced poverty and debt levels among ...

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Government extends LEAP to cover 350,000 beneficiaries – Bawumia reveals
April 17, 2017

The Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) program has been extended to benefit 350,000 households captured under the extreme poverty index, Vice President, Dr. Bawumia has revealed.

The program currently covers 213,000 households. That means, 137,000 households have been added to the number this year.

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Pupils Sit On Floor At Gomoa Manpong Primary School
April 10, 2017

Today can report that Kindergarten (KG) One and Two pupils at Gomoa Manpong Primary School in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region sit on the floor to write and learn during classes’ hours.

The unfortunate situation, Today learnt, was due to the lack of desks and furniture ...

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Dawa Basic school pupils use logs as furniture & requests for GSFP
April 10, 2017

Kindergarten pupils of the Dawa D.A Basic School in the Ningo-Prampram District in the Greater Accra Region use logs placed on cement blocks as school furniture.         

Due to the unavailability of the needed tables and chairs, teachers have resorted to arranging cement blocks and placing logs on them ...

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Gloomy picture of children begging for alms on streets
April 5, 2017

The sight of children, both from Ghana and foreign countries who beg for alms on the streets across the country, paints a gloomy picture.

According to the Child Rights International (CRI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) concerned with the welfare of children, this calls for the strengthening of the social ...

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SIF Recommends harmonisation of Poverty Reduction Funds
April 1, 2017

The Executive Director of the Social Investment Fund (SIF), Mr Joseph Acheampong, has advocated the creation of a pool of funds to support initiatives to fight poverty and create wealth in the country.
He explained that under such an arrangement, all donor agencies supporting poverty reduction-related programmes would channel their ...

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Social Protection Programmes in Ghana Commendable
March 31, 2017

 

The director of the Center for the Social Protection at the Institute Development Studies (IDS) in UK, Professor Racheal Sabate-Wheeler, has commended the government for its effort to enhance the livelihood of the poor through the implementation of various Social Protection programmes.

She, however, stressed the need for the ...

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Women on Social Protection Undergo Skills Training
March 29, 2017

More than 3,000 women on social protection intervention programmes are receiving skills training as part of efforts to wean them off the programmes.

Rolled out in January 2015 and expected to end in May 2018, the project, known as the Ghana Support for Rural Income Generation to Targeted Poor Persons ...

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Step up monitoring of School Feeding Programme to block Financial leakages
March 27, 2017

The Ghana Education Service (GES) is being tasked by Civil Society to step up monitoring of the enrolment data captured under the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) to block leakages.

The recommendation, which comes on the back of a study conducted by SEND Ghana, is to help block possible leakages ...

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Recruitment of Caterers for Ghana School Feeding Programme
March 24, 2017

The Ministry of Gender, Children and social Protection wishes to announce as follows:
1.    All contracted caterers of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) shall continue in the performance of their responsibilities till the end of their contract (i.e. 31st July 2017).
2.    Recruitment of caterers for the next academic ...

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16million Ghana Cedis for LEAP Programme
March 24, 2017

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) will, on Monday, March 27, commence the disbursement of the January and February payments of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) grants in all the 216 districts in the country.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra, Madam Otiko Afisa ...

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