Co-operate with COVID-19 grant distribution teams – Min. Dharamlall

Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Hon. Nigel Dharamlall is imploring citizens to co-operate with the teams distributing Government’s COVID-19 grants to ensure a peaceful process.

Speaking to DPI on Friday the Minister related an incident that occurred in Hopetown, Mahaica-Berbice (Region Five), where a distribution clerk was physically abused by a recipient of the $25,000 cash grant last month.

That incident has since ended up before the court.

“We would like to ensure the process remains peaceful and free of abuse. Every deserving household will receive and it is our expectation that the distribution will be done as quickly as possible,” Minister Dharamlall said.  

Billions of dollars would have been injected into the economy by the time the exercise ends. Minister Dharamlall said the Government has seen a tremendous response at the household and regional economy levels.

The Government is in its final stages of distribution in Regions Three and Five, with the exercise already completed in seven other regions.

Distribution of the cash grants is set to begin next week in Region Four.

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