President Laurentino Cortizo announced this Tuesday that, from Monday, August 22 to Friday, August 26, the third payment of the Conditional Monetary Transfer Programs (PTMC) will be made to 34,591 Panamanians residing in areas of difficult access.
These programs have a gender component, since they benefit 29,081 women, compared to the 5,510 men who are part of the CCTP.
During this period, the Ministry of Social Development (Mides) will disburse $7,015,320 million to beneficiaries in remote areas and in vulnerable situations, thus fulfilling the commitment to cover their basic needs such as: access to food, medicines and first-class items. need.
The PTMC in the areas of difficult access are distributed as follows: Red de Oportunidades covers 17,689 citizens; 120 to 65 benefit 8,356 Panamanians; SENAPAN’s Nutritional Food Bonus assists 7,822 people and Guardian Angel protects 724 people.
The third payment of 2022 will be made in compliance with all the biosafety measures established by the Ministry of Health (Minsa), just as they have been carried out during the pandemic. In addition, protective equipment will be provided to all collaborators involved in the process.
These transfers, which aim to protect the food security of the most vulnerable populations, are carried out in 10 provinces and three counties.
While the payment to the beneficiaries by social key card will be made from Monday 5 to Friday 16 September. For that period, 156 thousand 374 Panamanians will receive their transfers through ATMs. For this modality, disbursements will be made for the sum of 48,926,130 million balboas.
Under the difficult access and social key card modalities, Mides will transfer a total of $55,941,450 million to 190,965 Panamanians throughout the country.
The Minister of the Mides, María Inés Castillo, explained that these transfers represent an economic injection for the country, while restoring the rights and combating the poverty of the families that have been excluded from social development and that are part of the social protection.