UWR: Ghana Productive Safety Net Program (GPSNP) to Reduce Poverty in Wa West District.

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UWR: Ghana Productive Safety Net Program (GPSNP) to Reduce Poverty in Wa West District.

The Ghana Productive Safety Net Program(GPSNP) has opened a min market and cash-out program to support vulnerable and poor households in the Wa West District.

The GPNSP held a forum on Friday, March 24th, 2021 in Wechau the District Capital to launch the program.

The Program is aimed at strengthening safety net systems to improve the productivity of poor households and improve their access to job opportunities.

The program is been implemented in three communities by the ministry of local government and rural development (MLGRD) and the ministry of Gender, children and social protection (MoGCSP) and supported by the World Bank.

Speaking at the forum in Wechiau, the District Chief Executive, Hon. Edward Laabiir Sabo noted that the project would contribute to the government’s agenda of economic and social development and creating prosperity and equal opportunity for all.

He again said the beneficiaries were selected from the poorest communities and households in the district.

Mr. Edward Laabiir Sabo reiterated the need for all stakeholders to contribute their quota to complement the government’s efforts in promoting development in the district.

He further urged the beneficiaries to take advantage of the poverty alleviation intervention that has been implemented by the government to improve their lot.

Meanwhile, the zonal coordinator for the Ghana Safety Net Programme, Mrs. Cydonia Dery said the program has five(5) components that are geared towards assisting the very poor to do income-generating activities in areas of soap making, guinea fowl, piggery, sheep, and small ruminants rearing.

Mrs. Cydonia Dery noted that they will intensify their monitoring at the project level, District Assembly level, beneficiary level, and community level to make sure both the government and beneficiaries achieve their aim.

The Wa West District is part of the 2,600 poor households in the 14 districts across the 42 communities in the Upper West Region

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