A project to ensure increased joint monitoring and feedback between the government and beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme at the Mion District of the Northern Region has been launched.
The project dubbed, Grassroot Rising for Enhanced LEAP (GREL), seeks to advocate for citizens’ monitoring of the implementation of the LEAP programme in all the 21 beneficiary communities in the Mion District to ensure efficiency and success.
GREL is a year’s project being implemented by NORSAAC, a non-governmental organization, with support from Christian Aid.
Madam Hafsatu Sey Sumani, Head of Programmes and Policy of NORSAAC, who launched the project at Sanzee, a community in the Mion District, said GREL would help to ensure citizens’ involvement in the implementation of LEAP to ensure success.
Madam Sumani said the lack of citizens’ interest in the implementation of social protection programmes had been a challenge to the success of such programmes hence the GREL project to enable the citizens realize the importance of LEAP to develop interest in its implementation.
She said GREL would contribute to the improvement of lives of LEAP beneficiaries as it would ensure improved and successful engagements between LEAP power holders and citizen groups as well as increase ability of citizen groups to monitor, identify, communicate and engage duty bearers on issues related to the implementation of LEAP for redress.
Madam Vivien Anyaakuu, Mion District Social Welfare Officer, lauded the project, saying it would help to reach out to a lot of stakeholders to make the LEAP programme more organised in the District.