- Government intends to financially help persons effected by recent natural disasters
- Funds will be disbursed via the Gender, Children, and Social Protection Ministry
- Funds will be disbursed through the Ezwich platform.
Government has indicated that persons who were adversely affected by recent natural catastrophes will be given a form of financial aid to help cope with their daily consumption needs in light of the ordeals they've been through.
Government, via the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry, has made plans to provide Ghanaians who've been affected by several natural catastrophes such as the Tamale floods, the tidal wave in Keta, in the Volta Region, and the Kintampo Waterfall catastrophe.
According to a press release announcing the recent initiative, the decision to disburse cash to effected residents is in order to help families cope with their current situations, and prevent effected families from adopting detrimental coping mechanism such as to stop sending kids to school, or the sale of personal effects to make ends meet.
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Dubbed the Emergency Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (Emergency LEAP), with the help of officials from the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO).
“Through the Emergency LEAP program, the Ministry we will assess the affected areas, and in conjunction with NADMO officials in the various districts, identify all individuals that have been displaced by these disasters.
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The affected persons shall be paid cash grants for a period of three months to complement the assistance of NADMO which mainly provide the relief items.” reads a part of the statement.
The statement goes on to reveal that the financial aid will be disbursed through the Ezwich platform, with the recipients being identified via their bio-metric fingerprint.
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