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Education Ministry disburses $48m to clear owed upkeep and travelling allowances

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 7:15 PM
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Dr Maurice Smith, says the financial management system used for paying public sector workers had not been working for an extended period.

The Ministry of Education is to disburse $48.5 million to pay outstanding upkeep and travelling allowances for some principals and guidance counsellors.

The money has not been paid for the past three months.

Primary school principals and guidance counsellors in the ministry’s region five have been most affected by the payment delay.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Dr Maurice Smith, says the financial management system used for paying public sector workers had not been working for an extended period. 

However, Smith says the technical issues have been resolved and the ministry is moving forward to make the payments.