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Oliva: At this moment there is no plan to eliminate the Digital Voucher

Oliva: At this moment there is no plan to eliminate the Digital Voucher

The Digital Voucher consists of a monthly allocation of $120 through the beneficiary's ID, for the purchase of food, hygiene products and medicines.
The National Government has not planned for now to eliminate the Digital Voucher from the Panama Solidarity Plan, this was announced this Sunday by the administrator of the Authority for Government Innovation of Panama (AIG), Luis Oliva.

He explained that there are different aspects that need to be evaluated in this regard, such as the economic reactivation process and the advancement of the anticovid vaccination strategy.

"At this time there is no planning, especially because as it is so dynamic we have to first see how the vaccination evaluation is going at the national level, if we really get to herd immunity, also other important factors in which we have to see the economy, how is the economic reactivation going," said Oliva in the Flor Mizrachi Question program.

He added that the future of the Digital Voucher could lie in the integration of the platform that has been developed and through which the payment of different benefits is carried out, such as the Digital Scholarship.

“We have an integrating payment platform, today we are paying the Digital Scholarship, we are paying different systems that help us because they allow the State to save, many times we do not know the costs involved in making bank transfers, using the other systems, today the State has its own system in which you can make transfers, we can give it traceability, so that people do not have to have a specific card, but with their personal identity document they can make payments, so I would think that the The future of the Digital Voucher is within this platform that we have designed for the National Government," he explained.

It should be remembered that the Digital Voucher consists of a monthly allocation of $120 through the beneficiary's personal identity card, for the purchase of food, hygiene products and medicines.
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