App to calculate payments to school maxi drivers

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    The Education Ministry says is developing a School Transport App to help calculate payments and allow for faster payments to Maxi Taxi Concessionaires.

    These drivers are paid for services of transporting children to and from school daily.

    Minister Anthony Garcia says the current process is a time-consuming one, consisting of several steps which must be followed.

    This has led to delays in payments, causing an uproar from many drivers.

    The Ministry says the App will involve the issuing of an ID card to students, which would be scanned upon entry and exit during their journey to and from school in the Maxi Taxi.

    This process will now allow drivers to submit their claim forms via the App, electronically, for payments and would eliminate all errors and significantly cut the waiting time for processing of payments.

    The Ministry says it has paid 4.7 million dollars to PTSC for Maxi Taxi Concessionaires so far, while the processing of claims for the period October 14th to 25th continue as these invoices were received on November 18th.