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ABURA: 500 more to benefit from LEAP

Five hundred more beneficiaries have been added to the Livelihood empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme in the Abura-Asebu Kwamankese District in the Central Region.


Date Created : 5/22/2014 11:35:24 AM : Story Author : GhanaDistrict.Com

Five hundred more beneficiaries have been added to the Livelihood empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme in the Abura-Asebu Kwamankese District in the Central Region.

This brings to thousand and forty two (1042) the total number of beneficiaries in the district selected from 15 communities in the district.

The LEAP programme being one of the flagship social interventions in the country is targeted at assisting the extremely poor households to be able to afford some basic necessities of life such as healthcare, food, education, and access to potable drinking water.

District Chief Executive of the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District, William Atta Mends addressing assembly members and other stakeholders at a meeting appealed to stakeholders to monitor its progress since it remains a key national social protection strategy against poverty alleviation.

In another development, a Business Advisory Centre (BAC) has been set up to see to the day to day running of programmes and interventions geared towards wealth creation and employment generation for the youth.

The DCE also disclosed that the Rural Enterprises Project will be established in the district to make possible for the youth to also benefit from the $76.52 million secured by government to support small businesses in the country. The DCE therefore called on the citizenry to establish businesses to attract funding from the intervention.

Dominic Shirimori/Ghanadistricts.com