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The behavior of online payments, by post and QR codes in each municipality; the extra cash service, the domiciliation of payrolls, the digitalization of the OFICODAS and the delay in the delivery of payment cards for farmers associated with the different productive forms were the essential topics in the weekly banking meeting that takes place at the headquarters of the Provincial Government.
On this occasion, authorities from Lajas, Aguada de Pasajeros, Rodas and Abreus updated the conditions of their territories. In response, Yolexis Rodríguez Armada, vice governor of Cienfuegos, insisted on the importance of streamlining payment by cards in all sectors. “Only then will electronic payment be a widespread reality,” she added.
“Certainly, many people still reject the necessary and imminent process that the country is carrying out, so we must continue training in workplaces and go to the farmers and explain the benefits of banking. But we cannot leave it for later; For the gears to work, we need to integrate the entire society now,” said Lázara Suárez Argudín, Member of the Bureau of the Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba.
During the meeting, the role of the Cuban Workers’ Union (CTC) and the rest of the political and mass organizations in said training transcended.
The need to use electronic means of payment in economic and financial transactions by all actors in the economy is essential to accompany the proper functioning of the Cuban economy. Generating banking and tax incentives, as well as developing savings and investment products, represent the fundamental path to guarantee higher levels of banking access.