Education Ministry suspends hot/cold beverages & bottled water at meetings

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00

No hot and cold beverages and no bottled water at meetings until further notice.

That's what department heads at the Ministry of Education are being told via a circular issued by the permanent secretary.

The circular is titled, "Suspension of Tea Services at meetings".

It states: "Please be advised that the Ministry will not be able to provide a tea service at meetings until further notice. At present, we do not have supplies to offer hot/cold beverages and bottled water at meetings. A jug of water and glasses can be provided upon request when scheduling your meeting. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and will advise you as soon as refreshments become available. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation."

Although the ministry did not link this advisory to the country's economic situation, several ministries have been undergoing cutbacks in expenditure.

The meeting was sent to al department heads at the Education Ministry.