The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has announced that payments to beneficiaries under its Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme commenced on Monday, September 4.
Introduced in 2008 by the Government of Ghana, the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) is a cash transfer programme made to persons in extreme poverty which is aimed at reducing poverty by increasing and smoothening consumption and promoting access to services and opportunities among the extremely poor and vulnerable.
The Ministry in a press release announced that both the 85th and 86th cycles of the programme will be jointly paid to beneficiaries.
“The Ministry wishes to inform the beneficiary households of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme and its stakeholders across the country that the bi-monthly cash grant payment for the 85th and 86th cycles starts on the 4th of September 2023. The two cycles will be paid jointly to beneficiary households.”
“As a result of the joint payment, households with one eligible member will receive Two Hundred and Fifty-Six Ghana Cedis (GH¢256.00); two eligible member households will receive Three Hundred and Four Ghana Cedis (GH¢304.00). Three eligible member households will receive Three Hundred and Fifty-Two Ghana Cedis (GH¢352.00), and a household with four or more eligible members will receive Four Hundred and Twenty- Four Ghana Cedis (GH¢424 00).”
Below is the Ministry’s press release.