Namibia Red Cross Society launches CTP at Sibbinda

The Cash Transfer Programme (CTP) within Sibbinda Constituency of the Zambezi Region was launched here in Katima Mulilo on Wednesday by Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS).

In May 2019, the President of Namibia declared a state of emergency in view of the severe drought with which the Namibian Red Cross Society took initiative to support communities in the Sibbinda Constituency with the implementation of the CTP.

Speaking at the event, the chairperson of the Zambezi Regional Board of NRCS Innocent Mahoto said to foil threats, the NRCS in partnership with the Spanish Red Cross and the British Red Cross decided to create and implement the CTP to support about 500-800 households over a period of four months running from September to December, he said

1211 beneficiaries from single headed households who did not benefit from any other drought response programmes will benefit N.dollar 1000 through the CTP.

In an interview with Nampa on Wednesday an excited beneficiary, Lawrence Mahunga from the Sibbinda village expressed happiness and excitement I am really happy that the NRCS has brought this program to us because it will really help us in many ways, the N. dollar 1000 that we get will be used to buy food, help pay for our children's education and even pay for transport when traveling back to our villages, expressed Mahunga

The Special advisor to the Zambezi Regional governor, Ignatius Nkunga also acknowledged the success of the CTP that can already be seen through the spending from the beneficiaries paying or buying from local shops and vendors thus improving the local economy.

The beneficiaries will be getting their cash through NamPost.

Source: Namibia Press Agency