$25,000 household cash grant distribution starts in Region Nine

Over 195 Nappi (Region Nine) residents were able to benefit today from the $25,000 per household COVID-19 relief cash grant announced by President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali earlier last month.

Minister of Labour, Hon. Joseph Hamilton, joined the regional team Mr. Brian Allicock – Regional Chairman; Guy Fredericks -Toshao; Sylvester Fredericks -Deputy Toshao, and Rodger King – Councillor as the officials conducted their distribution.

Minister Hamilton asserted he expects that “the grant will ease some of the hardships that hinterland residents are facing following the break on farming, mining and other activities during the pandemic”.

The Minister also gave assurances that the distribution would be done fairly.

Residents expressed their gratitude to the Government for the initiative.