The President of the Mass Social Welfare Scheme (MSWS) Ghana, De-Ben Selassie Elikplim has revealed that unless a conscious war is waged by the afflicted individuals and responsible people who control the world’s strategic resources, poverty will only remain a socioeconomic weapon of mass destruction.
He equally charged his staff members to collaborate effort work assiduously towards effective implementation of the scheme, disclosing this during a staff meeting in Accra yesterday.
The Mass Social Welfare Scheme which is aimed at providing valuable structured welfare needs to its members through affordable housing, educational grants, and the provision of capital to help set up new businesses was launched in April, this year to help alleviate poverty by offering financial help to the poor and vulnerable citizens of Ghana and throughout Africa.
The program which is currently established in all 215 Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies in Ghana has been borne out of a concept which operates through voluntary mass electronic based co-operative union that guarantees universal and timeless lifeline in social security services to all members regardless of their social status, race, political and religious affiliations through a comprehensive public private partnership enterprise that equally seeks to mobilize universal resources within a digitally controlled strategic framework to address basic human needs and wants.
The schemes operation depends on the use of Cubical Blu Solutions, an information technology strategic Solution which uses digital pen and paper and digidesk platform for registering over 10,000 Ghanaians under the scheme.
It is believed that Cubical Blu’s technologies will create over 20,000 jobs in digital data collection and management.
According to the President of the MSWS Ghana, De-Ben Selassie Elikplim, there will be free registration for every children’s home as well as commercial drivers and their mates.
The scheme which is intended to kick start its operation in August , 2013 is targeted at catering for the plight of 18 million members and also creating jobs for 1,500 employees through 200 US million dollar grant realized as a grant from foreign donors including 20,000 Ghana cedis donation from Unibank Ghana to support the operation of the scheme.