As part of St Helena Government’s (SHG) continuous improvement drive, Corporate Finance with the support of directorates undertook to explore introducing the local debit card service in specific frontline areas to make it easier for the public to pay for services provided by SHG.
This resulted in the local debit card service being made available at HM Customs at the Wharf in Jamestown and at St Helena Airport from June 2018, followed by at the Post & Customer Services Centre from November 2018 for all transactions there including customer accounts, licensing and postal services. And, now since May 2019, the Pharmacy at the Hospital accepts payments via local debit card for most health fees and charges including laboratory and dental fees.
Deputy Financial Secretary, Nicholas Yon, said:
“We hope that with the introduction of the local debit card service at these key cash points in SHG it will make it easier for the public to access services and to do business with government. We continue to explore ways that will streamline our processes and we hope to implement further improvements that will benefit the public in the future.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the different teams involved in implementing this service, specifically, the service areas themselves, Corporate Finance, Corporate IT and the Bank of St Helena Ltd.”
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26 June 2019