Promise Tracker

Simon Masanga, the permanent secretary for social welfare GoZ to create a cushion fund

Overall progess

100
45
began distributing fund 38%
1 million beneficiaries 10%
The government promised small and medium enterprises a grant to cushion them during the lockdown, the process has been very slow; halfway through the shutdown informal traders in Bulawayo still have not received any funds.”

Simon Masanga, the permanent secretary for social welfare, said in May 2020 the government began distributing 180 Zimbabwean dollars ($7.20) per month to more than 2,000 people who had been affected by the lockdown and the clampdown on vendors.

The goal is to scale up to 1 million beneficiaries, he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, adding that registering vendors for financial aid was a slow process due to lockdown measures.

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