IMF tells Antigua government to prioritize spending on the vulnerable

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Food packages being distributed in 2020

The government should continue to prioritize spending on social safety nets to protect the vulnerable against rising living costs. 

The authorities should expedite efforts to centralize and digitize information and payment systems for social transfer programs, to improve their coverage and targeting.

Coordination amongst government agencies implementing social transfer programs should be enhanced, in line with the objectives of the Social Protection Act.

A comprehensive social safety net program, including cash transfers to lower-income households, could then be used to replace the temporary gas voucher program, which needs to be monitored to avoid abuses.

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Mr. Varapat Chensavasdijai, visited St. John’s during September 20-October 3, 2022, to hold the 2022 Article IV consultation. At the conclusion of the mission, Mr. Chensavasdijai issued the following statement.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. It’s either you lack news stories, or you think we cannot read and understand the IMF report you posted the other day. Or you wish to pick out and highlight what in your opinion we should focus on. I commented on this very same paragraph of the article and agreed in what it is they were saying about targeted group.
    “A comprehensive social safety net program, including cash transfers to lower-income households, could then be used to replace the temporary gas voucher program, which needs to be monitored to avoid abuses.”
    The present program cost millions and is abused big time.

  2. @ From The Sidelines – first it seems that you are willing to accept welfare at any cost, who pays the bill for this?
    Second, you are overwhelmingly supportive of relegating your country’s sovereignty to marxist pigs like the IMF for a few bits of filthy lucre.
    I feel very sorry for you.

  3. The first utterance of the social credit score system that’s going to be implemented in the NWO – just like China. You will have to comply with government demands or you’ll be cut off from your digital welfare money. These are not going to be handouts without any strings attached.
    “You will own nothing but you’ll be happy” -The WEF

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