United Kingdom commends execution of Zambia’s social protection programme


The United Kingdom (U.K) government says it is impressed with Zambia’s social protection programme implementation.

United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, said he was happy with the vibrancy the social protection programmes being implemented in Zambian were having on the vulnerable and incapacitated households.

This is according to a statement issued on Tuesday which indicated that Cleverly said this when he toured and interacted with Social Cash Transfer beneficiaries in Ndola’s Kansengu market last week.

According to the statement, Cleverly appreciated the traders efforts in improving their lives through their various businesses.

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“The UK government is delighted with the impact of social protection programmes, such as the Social Cash Transfer Scheme, which is evidently transforming the lives of the vulnerable in Zambia,” he said.

He also hailed the 20 years partnership between UK and Zambia in the promotion of social protection, and hoped the relationship would continue for the betterment of the poor and the vulnerable.

Cleverly further said the UK government remained committed to fostering social protection partnerships that would change lives and help communities to increase their domestic food security.

Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, Permanent Secretary, Angela Kawandami who accompanied the UK Foreign Secretary appreciated the support being rendered to Zambia in the Social protection sector.

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