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Govt to begin Distribution of COVID-19 cash transfers to vulnerable households

The government, as part of plans being made to provide a better life for its people, is set to fix a date for the transfer of Covid-19 relief funds to vulnerable households and individuals.

The intervention, targeted at 125,000, will be disbursed through the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection.

Hon. Cynthia Morrison, the sector minister, in a statement, noted that the interventions will be made in two installments in November 2020 and January 2021.

The beneficiaries are expected to include homeless persons in Accra and Kumasi, persons living with disabilities, persons in witch camps, persons affected by floods as well as other extremely poor and vulnerable persons in the poorest regions of Ghana.

The statement read;

“Depending on their situation, each beneficiary will receive a one-off temporary Government of Ghana COVID-19 Relief Cash Transfer payment ranging from GH¢ 220.00 up to GH¢ 550.00,”

Though the mode of transfer was not stated, the statement added:

“The Ghana National Household Registry is responsible for determining poverty and vulnerability status as well as the eligibility of all potential individuals and households for the relief cash.”

 

Read Statement below

 

Relief statement

 

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