Paramakatoi seniors feted
DPI, Guyana, Sunday, October 27, 2019
The Government of Guyana continues to strengthen its commitment – ensuring that the social and economic status of all senior citizens are being met, whether on the coast or in the hinterland.
With October designated as the ‘Month of the Elderly’, close to 100 seniors from the community of Paramakatoi, Region 8, were treated to an early morning meal, on Sunday.
Compliments of the Ministry of Social Protection and the Palms Geriatric Home, the event was attended by First Lady, Her Excellency, Sandra Granger and Minister of Social Protection, Hon. Amna Ally.
“We know that this is the month of the elderly and we [the government] are not only reaching out to persons on the coastland areas, but we have come to the hinterland where you people are, to celebrate with you this month,” Minister Ally stated as she interacted with the seniors, during the delicious brunch.
As the conversation continued, Social Protection Minister reminded of the government’s commitment to the senior citizens over the past four years.
“I want you to know that we have your interest at heart. For those of you who will remember when your pension was $7,500 per month – your pension has now reached $20,500.”
She assured that when the Coalition returns to office in 2020, pensions will be further increased.
Meanwhile, the First Lady shared heartfelt gratitude to the invitees for the contributions they have made to their community and by extension, their region and country.
Each of the residents departed to their homes, satisfied with the gesture of the Ministry of Social Protection.