13.Oct .2020 13:14

Government spent 4 times less on the assistance of 200 GEL than the announced 460 million

Government spent 4 times less on the assistance of 200 GEL than the announced 460 million
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Assistance program of 200 GEL for citizens, who left without income amid pandemic finishes in October. The 6-month assistance program was approved and submitted by PM Giorgi Gakharia in April. According to him, 460 million GEL was provided for the assistance in the budget.

According to the statistics requested by the BM.GE, 106 million GEL was spent from the budget in total for the assistance instead of announced 460 million.

Assistance was issued for 6 months, but it was terminated immediately if other income of more than 10 GEL was fixed on the beneficiaries’ account.

According to official statistics, 161,905 people have benefited from this assistance at least once in the last 5 months.
Compensation Statistics for the beneficiaries by months:

May - GEL 14,426,200 was transferred to 72,131 individuals;
June - GEL 28,760,200 was transferred to 143,801 individuals;
July - GEL 25,486,000 was transferred to 127,430 individuals;
August - GEL 19,353,000 transferred to 96,765 individuals;
September - GEL 18,263,000 transferred to 91,315 individ.