The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Insurance Board of T&T for information sharing on clients of both entities.
The MoU was signed at the head office of the NIBTT at Queens Park West, Port-of-Spain.
Executive director of NIBTT Niala Persad-Poliah said, “This collaboration will promote efficiency and effectiveness in the processing of grants as approximately 40,000 to 50,000 cross beneficiaries are expected to benefit, all with the intention of minimising service cost and time.”
Permanent secretary Jacinta Bailey-Sobers said the ministry was pleased to collaborate once more with the NIBTT and that the ministry anticipates that both existing and new clients will benefit from the arrangement.
According to Bailey-Sobers, “The ministry has a longstanding relationship with the NIBTT and we intend to undertake some additional initiatives with the NIBTT to complement this initiative and improve services all to the benefit to the of the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.”
Other representatives of the ministry witnessing the signing ceremony included deputy permanent Secretary Vijay Gangapersad, acting director of the Social Welfare Division Troy Pollonais and IT manager Alvin Dain.
Representing the NIBTT was executive manager of Legal Services Sarah Baboolal and other senior NIBTT representatives.