More budget for livelihood programs sought
CITY COUNCILOR George S. Goking, chair of the City Council committee on ways and means, wants to have more budget for livelihood programs of the local government to alleviate poverty.
He said that as people suffer from the Covid 19 pandemic, their livelihood has also become a problem.
Some lost their jobs, some businesses are closed and suffered losses. It is hard for small businesses to recover and those who have acquired loans could not pay and are suffering from having to pay interests, penalties and surcharges, he cited.
Councilor Goking said providing livelihood is one way of helping people recover.
He is optimistic that through monitoring and coordination with other national agencies livelihood projects will be more fruitful and successful.