Chief executive officer (CEO) of the Trinidad & Tobago Blind Welfare Association (TTBWA) Kenneth Suratt has revealed that their line ministry was made aware of the budget shortfall shortly after the Association received its allocation.
His revelation came on the heels of a sit-in protest by employees at the TTBWA who claim that their salaries are overdue.
Mr. Suratt said when he contacted the Ministry of the People and Social Development (MPSD) he was told that the matter is now before Prime Minister Kamla Persad- Bissessar who has responsibility for the MPSD.
He disclosed some of the association’s requests for this year which deals mainly with assistance for visually impaired citizens.
The association is the main source of employment for visually impaired citizens and Mr. Suratt said the association conducts workshops to make visually impaired
citizens more marketable, but these event are not sustainable.