Road workers to be paid via debit cards

By Admin. Updated 11:11 p.m., Tuesday, August 9, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Information Technology – Camillo Gonsalves. Photo: Agency for Public Information – API.

Plans are being put in place to compensate persons participating in this summer’s national road cleaning program via debit cards.

Finance Minister Camillo Gonsalves made the announcement on the August 8 edition of ULP Speaks aired on Star FM.

The move will likely make payment easier and more instantaneous to road workers.

An excerpt from a recording of the August 8, 2022, program on Star FM. Recorded by One News SVG.

Mr. Gonsalves said payment through debit cards will be less expensive for the government as the cost of providing security at physical money disbursement venues and other costs will be eliminated.

He said the road workers will receive more money due to those savings.

The payment via debit cards will be done in the same manner in which payouts are done to volcano affected residents in the Red and Orange zone areas.

Some 6,000 persons are expected to participate in this summer’s national road cleaning program which will run for about 8-10 days.

See – Temporary employment for over 6,000 persons.

The national road cleaning program commenced on August 9, 2022.

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