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Demand for e-pay cards is slowly rising, says Labour Ministry

The number of municipalities that were originally intended to participate in the Labour Ministry's pilot project to introduce e-pay cards has increased from the original five to nine and will in all probability grow further. The ministry has registered increased interest in participation in the project not only among municipalities but also among socially dependent citizens for whom the cards are intended, the SITA newswire reported on Tuesday, August 9.

The number of municipalities that were originally intended to participate in the Labour Ministry's pilot project to introduce e-pay cards has increased from the original five to nine and will in all probability grow further. The ministry has registered increased interest in participation in the project not only among municipalities but also among socially dependent citizens for whom the cards are intended, the SITA newswire reported on Tuesday, August 9.

People from the ministry are visiting municipalities to explain to citizens and mayors how e-pay cards will work and are meeting with very positive responses, Labour Ministry State Secretary Lucia Nicholsonová said, adding that still more applicants are contacting the ministry. "More municipalities will join the project than originally planned," she said. Among those have said they wish to use e-pay cards are reportedly women who do not have cash to care for their children because their husbands currently spend benefit payments on drinking or gambling.

Source: SITA

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