Poverty ministry plans to expand social grants

Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, Zephania Kameeta, says plans are in the pipeline to expand social protection systems in the new financial year by targeting vulnerable groups such as women and children with the envisaged introduction of the Basic Income Grant (BIG).

The edge of poverty

We read with interest a news report about a local famer giving workshops on how to grow and harvest fly larvae. Over 800 people have spent their hard earned money to take these lessons. Some have even sold animals and taken loans to pay for this training.

No money for BIG - Kameeta

Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare Minister, Zephania Kameeta, says that there is no money at this stage to implement a Basic Income Grant (BIG) in the country.

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