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.
The Minister of Local Government says information coming from his Permanent Secretary explains that the funds were received by the Ministry last Friday.
The Ministry says the funds will be processed today and that the cheque will be given to CEPEP on Tuesday.
The Ministry says this will allow payment to take place on or before this Friday.
The Ministry of Finance says funds are available for salaries to be paid across the public service.
This comes as several public servants including teachers have not yet been paid.
However the Ministry issued the following statement saying the money has been made available.
"The Ministry of Finance wishes to confirm that during the last week, it made available to all ministries the necessary funds to pay salaries for the month of October 2017.