‘Dear Baby mamas, your money’s been there, come get it’
Government has come out to dispel reports that government used money meant for child maintenance to pay its debts, stating that the money has always been there and that beneficiaries of the funds should come to the DPM’s office to collect their dues.
Principal Secretary (PS) in the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM)’s office Khwangeziwe Mabuza yesterday said following an article that appeared in one of the country’s daily publications yesterday insinuating that child maintenance money has been used to pay government debts, she wished to dispel such reports.
“The article is both grossly inaccurate and misleading. No child maintenance funds have been used by government for any other project other than the intended purpose.
The delay in payment for a section of beneficiaries has been caused by relevant payment processes, which have now been cleared and completed,” she stated.
The PS then advised that the beneficiaries can come and collect their money at the various offices of the deputy prime minister’s office on the known days, starting from next week.
“Any inconvenience caused by either miscommunication or lack of proper care extended by our employees at the various points of collection is highly regretted,” added the PS.