Almost 4000 persons “lied” on salary relief grant forms, according to the Prime Minister.
Speaking on a PNM platform in San Fernando tonight, he responded to criticism on the speed of distribution of the relief.
He believes without checks and balances, the incidence of fraud could have been over three times worse.
The PM made this comment as he reiterated the need to have digitised systems across Government services.
He revealed that a new Ministry will be formed to help roll this out.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley