Pensioners welcome new shed at Clonbrook Post Office

— Initiative undertaken by members of Clonbrook Assembly of God Church

DPI, Guyana, Friday, August 1, 2019

“This shed that we are standing under it is very helpful not only to me but the rest of the community, and I welcome it. They are many other people in this community who will benefit from this shed, so I am really grateful,” remarked seventy-eight-year-old Philip Adams as he entered the compound of the Clonbrook Post Office, on the East Coast of Demerara.

Adams was among several pensioners who regularly visit the location to uplift their monthly pension.

Speaking with the Department of Publication (DPI), Rosalind Dodson 93, said she appreciated the new upgrade. “Now that we have this shed, we are glad to have it, and I would like to say whoever’s idea it was; we must say thanks.”

At the simple ribbon-cutting ceremony, Pastor of the Clonbrook Assembly of God Church, Shawn Wilson, highlighted that the church undertook the project as part of their 40th-anniversary celebration.

“We are pleased to make this donation. As a church, we are not only concerned about peoples’ spiritual needs but also their physical. We would have seen the need for this shed, and it took us only half of a day to complete this project… we also wanted to finish this shed so that the seniors can be comfortable when they come to uplift their pensions,” Pastor Adams said.

He emphasised his commitment to working with the Post Office and community members in transforming Clonbrook.

Deputy Postmaster General (DPMG), Anastasia Jessemy-Lynch, remarked that the Guyana Post Office Cooperation will see major changes and transformation. She noted, however, that this process can be more successful when there is support from the civil society.

She further commended Pastor Adams and his parishioners for their contribution.

The government has been encouraging similar initiatives noting that the community has its part to play. Small tasks can be addressed at a community level, leaving the more important and tedious task for the administration to address.

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