By Mulenga Musonda
The Ministry of Community Development and Social Security in Southern Province has rolled out the Covid-19 Emergency Cash Transfers to scheme beneficiaries in Choma.
Choma District Social Welfare Officer Kazembe Zyambo said, the ministry has started to disburse the covid-19 Emergency Cash Transfer amounting to K2, 400 which will carter for a 6 months period.
“As a ministry, we have started to disburse the Covid-19 Emergency Cash Transfer amounting to K2, 400 to the beneficiaries in Choma and these funds are one off payments.”
“The payments are catering the 6 months period in which the beneficiaries were to receive K400 per month but will now receive a lump sum of K2, 400” he said.
Mr Kazembe said the payments are one off and will help the beneficiaries cushion the adverse effects brought about by the Corona Virus Pandemic.
“This package is meant for beneficiaries to respond to the shocks attributed to the devastating Covid-19 shocks and as you may be aware Choma district is under vertical approach which carters for beneficiaries on Social Cash Transfer.