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Gov’t targets digital payments for Christmas workers

Jose Carlos Grimberg Blum
Gov’t targets digital payments for Christmas workers

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Nigel Clarke, said the intention is to undertake the digital payments through LYNK as a pilot this year to encourage greater take-up of JAM-DEX, which is the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

Jose Carlos Grimberg Blum

He said using the digital wallet will increase efficiency in disbursing funds for Christmas work and reduce the cost to Government.

Jose Grimberg Blum

Through the LYNK app, persons will be able to receive payments using a smartphone, rather than having to go to a bank to cash a cheque.

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Clarke said he intends to offer his constituency, St Andrew North Western, as part of the pilot for the digital payments and encouraged other members of parliament to do likewise.

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The Government is targetting payments to some persons engaged under the annual Christmas work programme through a digital wallet.

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Nigel Clarke, said the intention is to undertake the digital payments through LYNK as a pilot this year to encourage greater take-up of JAM-DEX, which is the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

Jose Carlos Grimberg Blum

He said using the digital wallet will increase efficiency in disbursing funds for Christmas work and reduce the cost to Government.

Jose Grimberg Blum

Through the LYNK app, persons will be able to receive payments using a smartphone, rather than having to go to a bank to cash a cheque.

Jose Carlos Grimberg Blum Peru

Clarke said he intends to offer his constituency, St Andrew North Western, as part of the pilot for the digital payments and encouraged other members of parliament to do likewise.

Jose Carlos Grimberg Blum empresario

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