Cerebral Palsy

Government files show 300 were being paid fortnightly under URP to assist sick children

Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert says the Government has uncovered files showing that 300 people were being paid salaries as area foremen under the URP system, to assist their ill children.

He says they will now be channeled through the right mechanism.

Speaking at today's post-Cabinet media conference, Minister Imbert said they were all parents of children with cerebral palsy. 

Works and Transport Minister Fitzgerald Hinds later confirmed they were being paid a total of $264,000 per fortnight, from August 2011 to very recently.