Economy Minister Silvio Schembri is being criticised for sending out physical leaflets instructing people how to download the second round of government e-vouchers online.
In an ironic twist of events, many have pointed out how it would’ve been more environmentally friendly to print the vouchers instead of sending each resident a 16-page instruction booklet on how to download them.
“Really glad the new vouchers are available in digital format which saves paper. Less glad they sent me a 16-page booklet by post on how to go digital,” a local resident said on Facebook.
Malta will issue its second round of vouchers on 7th June with €40 eligible to be spent on retail outlets and €60 for restaurants and other establishments.
For the first time, the vouchers can be downloaded digitally, instead of just being sent via registered post through Maltapost.
Nonetheless, a 16-page leaflet is being sent to households with instructions on how to download the vouchers instead of issuing a digital instruction manual.
Lovin Malta has reached out to the Economy Ministry for further clarification as to why a physical leaflet was issued but has yet to receive a reply from the communications department two days later.
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