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Gender, Children and Social Protection rollouts Liberia Social Safety Nets Project

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Several to benefit Social cash transfer

The Ministry of Gender, Social Protection has rollout the Liberia Social Safety Nets project in Monrovia.

The Liberia Social Safety Nets is project financed by the World Bank and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project supports the Government of Liberia to establish building blocks of a safety net, while continuing to provide cash transfers to extremely poor and food insecure families in targeted Counties.

Speaking at the Ministry of Information Culture Affair and Tourism regular Press briefing on Thursday May 9, 2019, Gender Minister Williametta Piso Saydee Tarr said the rollout commence with activities aimed at recertifying former beneficiaries of the Ministry’s social cash transfer programme.

She stated that the LSSN team has departed for Maryland and Grand Kru Counties to have consultations with local officials including Superintendents, Development Superintendents and District Commissioners amongst others.

The team according to the Gender Minister is headed by the social cash transfer manager, which will remain in the Counties to form the County Social Protection Communities (CSPC) and train other support personal based in the two Counties.

“The Consultation and formation of the CSPCs will be followed by the recertification of former beneficiaries of the Social Cash Transfer Programme in Maryland and Grand Kru Counties”. Min. Tarr stated.

She maintained that those expected to receive the cash are categorized as extremely poor and food insecure household. “The money will help recipient households improve nutrition intake through gardens and increased productive domestic activities that support food sufficiency”. She stressed.

The Gender Boss said the County Consultations are a core requirement for this phase of the project, which will be launched by the ministry.

Maryland and Grand Kru Counties are the first to benefit from this phase of the Social Cash Transfer project because of their rank as the most poverty prevalent Counties in Liberia. She mentioned that Rivergee and Bomi also rank highly and will benefit during the next phase of the cash transfer.

Minister Williametta Piso Saydee Tarr has also announced to the public that her ministry is focusing on building a robust, coherent and transparent institutional and legal framework for coordination of Social Protection Programs; and building unified systems for delivering Social Protection.

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Source: Robert Haynes

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