Minister responds to welfare assistance woes



Minister of Social Services and Urban Development Frankie Campbell.

Social Services Frankie Campbell responded to errors in the distribution of financial assistance from the welfare division on Robinson Road.

A number of Bahamians complained of a strained process when trying to get financial aid.

A major issue seemed to be connected to a stalled programme with the Bank of The Bahamas, which had a three-year contract to provide welfare recipients with a swipe card that would provide them with $180 monthly toward groceries.

Campbell admitted that while the system will never be perfect, he is working toward ensuring that there is some improvement.