Mthuli Ncube
Mthuli Ncube

Finance and Economic Development Minister has announced that one million families in Zimbabwe are set to receive cash from the government programme meant to cushion the less privileged against the effects of the national lockdown.

Ncube made a press statement on Fiscal Mitigatory measures to contain the impact of corona virus 2019 (covid-19). part of the statement read:

Social Protection & Cash Transfers

Vulnerable groups in our society are the most exposed under this COVID-19 crisis. Accordingly, Treasury has set aside resources to cover one million vulnerable households under a Cash Transfer programme and payment will commence immediately.

Treasury will initially be availing an amount of ZWLS200 million per month under a Cash Transfer programme over the next 3 months and both the amount and duration of payments will be reviewed as necessary.

The Social Welfare Department will use its usual mechanisms to identify the beneficiaries.

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