Ghana On Track To Achieve Most Of The Mdgs But?

The LEAP 1000 is an aspect of the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty program, a government social intervention of cash transfer to poorest households targeted at pregnant women and children less than one year old.


The aim of the pilot project is to tackle malnutrition and eventually prevent stunted growth prevalent in the three regions in northern Ghana.

The three-year project will be financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF).

Addressing the media on Tuesday, Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender and Social Protection, said more than 6,000 beneficiaries of the project in selected districts in the Northern and Upper East regions would receive their first payment next week.

She said the LEAP program had reduced school absenteeism by 10 percent. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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