ABOUT 3000 social welfare recipients have been disqualified following a review by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation.
Social Welfare Minister Dr Jiko Luveni said the recipients had been disqualified because their family economic conditions had improved and they no longer qualified for assistance.
Dr Luveni said the ministry continued with the review exercise of all social welfare files to ensure assistance was provided to those who meet the eligibility criteria.
"The review exercise is progressing well and it is to ensure accountability and transparency in welfare services," she said.
Dr Luveni highlighted that the review team looked at the number of years a person had been assisted, conducted home visits to confirm on current living conditions and made recommendations on their findings as to whether such cases should continue to be assisted.
"The review exercise is ongoing, it's part of the process and will be factored in the ministry's Standard Operating Procedures.
"Those recipients whose cases have been disqualified can write to the Appeals Panel for clarification on their cases."
She said the ministry would also take to task those who were trying to defraud the system.
"We came across a case in Ra whereby an applicant had falsified information on documents by changing the dates on medical report.
"We are appealing to members of the community to inform social welfare officers about those in their communities who don't deserve to receive social welfare assistance," Dr Luveni said.