Over eighteen thousand vulnerable persons will benefit from the Federal Government’s cash transfer programme in the State.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Donor Agency and the Focal Persons Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government Miss Chinwe Iwuchukwu , disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in her office at the Government House Awka.
Miss Iwuchukwu, who said that the programme which is aimed at cushioning the effect of hardship on the poorest of the poor, revealed that Anambra is the only State in the South East that has keyed into the programme.
She disclosed that six communities were selected from the three Senatorial Districts of the State, of which those that are to benefit from the first pilot phase were identified by the villagers.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor maintained that the sum of five thousand naira will be paid monthly to each of the vulnerable uploaded through the mobile registered agents who will deliver the cash to the door steps of the beneficiaries.
She further said that there is an increase in enrolment in public schools that benefitted from the Home Grown Feeding initiative of the Social Investment Programme of which the State is the first to implement.
In his reaction, the State Coordinator, Operations and Coordinating Unit of the Donor Agency office, Mr Bede Okoli said they have made adequate sensitizations to the beneficiaries on the processes involved, which he said will last for two years.