Public Utilities Minister Marvin Gonzales has vowed that as soon as the regulations are rolled back, TTPost will team up with the banking sector and Ministry of Social Development and Family Services to assist the elderly and other beneficiaries of government grants, to open bank accounts to help eliminate the long lines and congregation during the pandemic.
These beneficiaries, he said, will then receive their payments through the banks via direct deposit rather than standing in lines.
During a telephone interview last evening, Gonzales said, “Once things are normalised, I am prepared to talk to the chairman of TTPost and to get TTPost management to facilitate it. At the end of the day, they are our customers and we have to try and make things easy for them.”
Gonzales said some elderly folks like to collect their pension cheques in their hands because they feel the electronic system will rob them of their money.
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