The Ministry of Education says it has put measures in place to verify all invoices for payments to maxi taxi operators who are contracted by the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) to transport school children.
The ministry says this decision follows concerns raised by persons from various quarters to carefully review and analyse all requests for payments, in order to ensure quality service and value for money.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia says the review exercise conducted by the Ministry of Education has so far resulted in the reimbursement of approximately $1.7 million to the ministry.
According to Minister Garcia, the invoices for payments for January, 2018 were received from the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) on Friday 20th April, 2018 and are being processed.
Minister Garcia reiterates that the service provide by the maxi taxi operators is valuable and the Ministry of Education will continue to work with them as a valuable stakeholder in the education sector.