Government moves to ease foreign exchange woes for "ordinary folk"

Government will seek to persuade commercial banks to allocate a certain amount of foreign exchange "for ordinary people" who have medical expenses, tuition, travel and the like, Finance Minister Colm Imbert says.

Winding up debate on the 2017 budget in the Senate on Tuesday night, Imbert gave that and other assurances on several suggestion from senators to deal with issues affecting the general public.

On talks with the banks to allocate some Forex to "ordinary people" for various purposes, he said: