JOINT SPOT CHECK ON 63RD CYCLE OF LEAP PAYMENT AND GHANA SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME
December 9, 2019 6:05 pm
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection as part of executing its mandate has embarked on Joint Spot Check visits to LEAP payment sites/pay points and beneficiary schools under the Ghana School Feeding Programme in selected Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) across the country. The exercise commenced on Monday, 2nd December, 2019.
The Ministry has in that regard, constituted teams and tasked them to collect data on various indicators to track performances of the programmes.
The exercise will also enable the Ministry observe payment processes, touch base with the beneficiaries, and other key stakeholders to acquire firsthand information, insights and shortfalls to help inform decisions geared towards improving the programmes operations and implementation mechanisms.
The LEAP programme is one of Ghana’s flagship social protection interventions which provides cash transfers targeted at reducing poverty by increasing consumption and promoting access to social services (such as education and health), and opportunities amongst extremely poor households whilst the Ghana School Feeding programme is also to ensure that pupils are served with one hot delicious and nutritious meal a day during lunch breaks at schools.
These programmes also seeks to improve human capital development, and break inter-generational poverty and its associated vulnerabilities.