Livelihoods Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP)

Livelihoods Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) programme

The Livelihoods Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) programme was developed by the government of Ghana as a flagship National Protection Strategy programme to empower extremely poor populations in the country. Leap is a cash transfer programme for the poorest and the most vulnerable households in the country with particular emphasis on households with orphans and vulnerable children, the elderly and severely disabled persons.

It is a social cash Transfer programme intended to deliver to beneficiary household in a predictable and regular manner. Currently, the LEAP Programme is moved on to some electronic platform in Ghana.

Districts Currently under GhIPSS

  • Kwahu-West District Eastern Region
  • Nzema-East District Western Region
  • Ellembelle District Western Region
  • Saboba District Northern Region

Services Provided by GhIPSS

  • Training on e-zwich for FIs (RESCI & POS)
  • Support for enrolment and Cash out services
  • Payment Distribution Services (Disbursement of funds onto beneficiaries cards)
  • Monthly status reports
  • Support to LMU staff/MIS staff/ District Social Welfare Officers & FIs
  • Coordinate field activities pre and post payment cycles

  • Current News & Events
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      Value of GhIPSS transactions hits GH¢ 174.5bn
      The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Ltd (GhIPSS) has witnessed consistent growth in the value.... read more»
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      E-zwich patronage grew by 140% in 2016
      The use of the biometric smart card, e-zwich, experienced exponential growth last year after series of mechanisms... read more»
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      Foreign remittance to bank accounts and e-zwich cards now a reality in Ghana
      Recipients of foreign remittance can now opt to have the money paid directly to their bank account.... read more»
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      Six government programmes use e-zwich for transparency
      Some six government social interventions and programmes have since June adopted e-zwich.... read more»
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      GhIPSS to work with stakeholders to ensure telcos interoperability
      The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement System (GhIPSS) ... read more»
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      Government has called for a collaboration among financial stakeholders ... read more»
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      Gender Ministry to disburse LEAP funds via e-zwich
      The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is expected to disburse January... read more»
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      GhIPSS provides multiple outlets for e-zwich users
      Regular users of e-zwich cards, including National Services persons, students and beneficiaries of various government social ... read more»