Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Payments delayed in ECD Center's due to non updating of Banking Details

Education MEC David Maynier has blamed a lack of updated bank details for the delay in payment to 104 Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres across the province.

The WCED is now responsible for supporting, subsidizing, and regulating the programmes according to specifications of the Children’s Act.

Maynier also confirmed that the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) had completed the migration of ECD centres from the provincial Department of Social Development after the responsibility was transferred in April this year.

Maynier was answering written questions from provincial ANC education spokesperson Khalid Sayed, who had asked whether the process was completed. He also asked if there had been any delays in paying the ECD subsidies to schools or in the registration of ECDs in the province.

Some ECD centres did not respond to numerous requests for updated bank details. In these cases, no payments were made, as the centres did not provide their bank details. The WCED are following up continuously with non-compliant centres.

Done by Lizeka Tsotetsi

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