A total of a thousand individuals in 150 households across some communities in Kwahu East District have been enrolled and are benefiting from the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme between 2017 and 2019.
The District Chief Executive for the area, Hon. Isaac Agyapong made this known at a media encounter to expose government flagship programmes and projects in the District to the media.
During the press conference he stated that
“When we took over power in 2017, only 25 households were benefiting from the LEAP Programme. Today we’re proud to say that over a thousand individuals from 115 households have been enrolled; and we’re still enrolling more individuals onto the programme” He added.
Hon. Isaac Agyapong appealed to individuals who are not yet enrolled on the programme to exercise patience as the Assembly is working around the clock to get them.fixed.
“The Assembly is doing its best to get individuals who qualify but not yet enrolled to exercise restraint as work around the clock to get then fixed”.
The LEAP is a flagship government social intervention programme intended to reach 2.2 million beneficiaries, representing 8.4 per cent of the country’s population, who are considered extremely poor or vulnerable.
Beneficiaries include orphans and vulnerable children, those aged beyond 65 and without support, those with severe disabilities and productive capacity, as well as extremely poor pregnant mothers with children below one year.