Maseru - Minister Molahlehi Letlotlo of Social Development has appreciated the technical assistance provided by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) together with other development partners to help Lesotho implement the Child Grants Programme (CGP) for social protection to vulnerable households.
The minister was speaking at a meeting of the UNICEF Executive Board with the local authorities at the Makhoarane Community Council on Saturday.
The Cash Grants Programme is an intervention by Lesotho government, UNICEF and the European Union (EU) with EU providing funds transferred to needy households.
Letlotlo further urged development partners to join efforts so that the social protection programme can be multiplies.
President of the UNICEF Executive Board Walton Webson from New York arrived in the country on Friday together with a delegation of five people he said are happy to visit Lesotho to observe some of the field operations UNICEF is doing for the local communities.
Chairperson of Makhoarane Community Council, Tsekiso Mphafi requested UNICEF to expand coverage of the households assisted to make the programme benefit many vulnerable families.