200 people added to SEED programme

Social Development Minister Philip Telesford has disclosed that during May and June 2023, 200 people were added to the list of citizens who are receiving financial assistance through the Support for Empowerment Education and Development (SEED) programme.

Addressing a town hall meeting at the National Stadium on Wednesday, 28 June, he claimed the relevant staff at his ministry has been re-certifying recipients and several dozens were removed. That savings allowed Government to assist an additional 200 people.

“Based on the savings we had recognised, we were able to get on 200 new persons onto the programme. These are people who were worthy of being on the programme. They were otherwise excluded because it was contaminated with people who should not be on the programme because of some unfair practices,” he told the meeting.

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