THA trying to help
Tobago NIB office closed for past month
THE Tobago House of Assembly (THA) has stepped in to assist beneficiaries and other clients of the National Insurance Board (NIB) who have been deprived of service for the past month at the Board's Tobago Local Office in Scarborough.
A meeting to discuss the cause of the problems experienced at the office located in the NIB Mall was convened by THA Chief Secretary Orville London yesterday.
The NIB office has been closed and beneficiaries, many of them elderly people, have not been able to access services.
During the meeting attended by NIB directors and staff of the office, it was revealed that the sewer system at the mall was malfunctioning, the THA said in a statement yesterday.
Deputy Chief Secretary and Secretary of Infrastructure Hilton Sandy said after the meeting, held at the Calder Hall Administrative Complex, that remedial work to the sewer system at the mall will commence almost immediately.
He said staff of his Division as well as the Water and Sewerage Authority will be at work until the problem is fixed.
Sandy said the NIB, in the meantime, will relocate its office while general repairs are being done to the mall.