Acting Leader of Government Business Paula Gopee – Scoon says that the present impasse between maxi taxi concessionaires and the Education Ministry is receiving the attention of the Government.
While physical classes resumed for all primary and secondary school students Tuesday, those who depend on school maxi taxis can find it difficult to get to school.
President of the Association of Maxi Taxi School Transport Concessionaires (AMTSTC), Rodney Ramlogan says the association was still waiting for word from the Ministry of Education to restart their service.
Ramlogan said, however, that even if the Ministry decides to contact them, they may choose not to provide any services.
He says that promises of payment by the Ministry of Education are yet to come to fruition as since 2015, drivers have been given the round around from the Ministry to get their salaries.
Ramlogan said drivers who worked when physical classes resumed for some students in 2021 still have not been paid. He said the number of drivers who transport students has been dwindling since 2015.
Answering a Question on the matter by Opposition Senator Wade Mark in Parliament this morning Gopee – Scoon said that all was being done to treat with the issue.