An e-platform for vulnerable people

By Marsha Sengwe


THE Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare is in the process of developing
the Zimbabwe Integrated Social Protection Management Information System.
According to Professor Paul Mavima, the Minster of Public Service, the system is now at
pilot phase, where it is starting with Cyclone Idai affected districts.
The system will register all the vulnerable households in the country and the type of
assistance that each household is receiving from the Government.
This includes social protection programmes such as the Food Deficit Mitigation Strategy
programme in the rural areas, the Social Cash Transfer, a programme that assists vulnerable
households with cash, the Basic Education Assistance Module, which pays school fees for
vulnerable children and the Assisted Medical Treatment Order (AMTO) programme, which
pays medicals bills for society’s vulnerable groups.
“The Integrated Social Protection Management Information System will ultimately guide
policy makers in making evidence-based decisions for the betterment of livelihoods of
vulnerable communities across the country,” explained Professor Mavima.

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