Education Minister: Efforts being made to pay school maxi taxi operators by end of week

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 09:30

Education Minister Anthony Garcia is assuring efforts are being made to pay maxi taxi operators contracted by the PTSC by the end of the week.

Minister Garcia's promise comes on the heels of a planned shutdown by the maxi taxi operators.

The minister says the ministry is not to blame for the late payment since invoices for the drivers were only submitted by the PTSC on April 20th.

However, there are claims that the delay was due to the PTSC being asked by the ministry to verify the drivers’ claims.

Garcia adds the ministry wanted to ensure claims made are in accordance with the work done.

This includes checking that the number of trips made and the number of students transported are in accordance with the claims that have been made.

President of the Maxi Taxi Concessionaires Association Rodney Ramlogan said it was the first time in 28 years the drivers were experiencing such hardship to get paid.