Government has released K 614,320 for Social Cash Transfer Scheme in Kawambwa district.
District Social Welfare Officer, Bright Chileya, confirmed the receipt of the funds in Kawambwa on Thursday during the District Welfare Assistance Committee (DWAC) meeting.
He revealed that the funds are for September – October, 2015 period.
Mr Chileya, who is also the DWAC Secretary, said currently there were 4,030 people benefiting from the scheme in the district.
However, he said the whole district had not yet been covered, noting that currently there are only 48 villages that had been targeted.
Mr Chileya could not disclose how many villages Kawambwa district had.
And the DWAC members have bemoaned the inconsistency of the release of the funds under the scheme. Meanwhile, DWAC chairperson, George Biemba, urged all the members to remain committed to the implementation of the Social Cash Transfer in order to ease the beneficiaries’ problems in the area.
Speaking at the same meeting, DWAC members complained of lack of attendance to meetings by the appointed officers from Education and Health departments.
The members have called on the social welfare officers to ensure the officers from education and health departments were reminded and start attending DWAC meetings as they were key to the committee.