About 100,000 Blantyre residents to benefit from Social Cash Transfer-Chakwera

By Chisomo Phiri

President Dr.Lazarus Chakwera says about 100,000 Blantyre residents will soon start benefit from the government’s Social Cash Transfer Programme.

Chakwera  made the announcement on Wednesday during the official opening of the International Blantyre Cancer Centre(IBCC).

According to the President,this is a special programme targeting poor urban households in order to ease their financial challenges.


“We understand the economic challenges Malawians are facing. This is not sparing anyone including those living in ubarn areas and let me announce that now poor  people living in urban areas will be benefiting from Social Cash Transfer, m” said Chakwera.

The Malawi leader said, the Minister of Finance Simplex Chithyola Banda will within a few days jointly officially launch the programme with representatives from the World Bank.

Under the Social Cash Transfer Programme, poor families are provided with hard cash which is used for buying some basic needs, including food and other necessities.