Sunday, January 12, 2020

Leading cash transfer beneficiaries to independence

"As I am talking, I have built a house and I have livestock", she adds. Manjolo, 58, is among 8,118 people in Phalombe who are receiving money through government's Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP) also known as Mtukula Pakhomo aimed at reducing poverty and increasing school enrolment. SCTP has proved to be worthwhile as a recent publication titled Realising the Full Potential of Social Safety Nets in Africa, quotes the World Bank as putting Malawi`s SCTP among five programmes with significant impact. However, other schools of thought attribute the success to heavy dependence on donors, casting fears it may not be sustained once the donors decide to reduce or stop funding. Read More