Government purposed to support the poor – Gender Minister

Government purposed to support the poor – Gender Minister

Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection has revealed that Government is committed to meeting the aspirations of all extremely poor people in Ghana.

Government purposed to support the poor – Gender Minister

Nana Oye inspecting one of the LEAP registration centres

According to the Minister, social intervention programmes such as Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP), the EBAN welfare Card and the registration of the elderly and prisoners onto the National Insurance Scheme (NHIS) are all moves to enhance social protection systems.

Government purposed to support the poor – Gender Minister

Chiefs and people in the Hohoe district waiting to be registered on LEAP

Nana Oye Lithur made the comments during a two-day LEAP monitoring visit to the Hohoe, Krachi East West and Nchumuru District Assembly all in the Volta region.

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Government purposed to support the poor – Gender Minister

Nana Oye sharing freebies to the children on her tour

Nana Oye Lithur indicated that throughout the Volta region 11,000 people are beneficiaries of such social intervention programmes. The Gender Minister further noted that the ministry will organize another more programmes to cover persons with disabilities in the district.

The minister’s update tour on the social intervention programmes also took her to in the Krachi East District where she paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Dambai, Nana Kweku Beyenor II. Nana Oye also used her visit to donate cloth, scarf, sandals and bags of rice to the elderly as well as personally shared gifts to children in the community.

 

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