President joins East Coast senior citizens in Christmas celebration
Georgetown, GINA, December 14, 2013
It was a happy day today for scores of senior citizens of Mon Repos and neighbouring communities as they were feted and provided with hampers in the true spirit of goodwill, which is associated with the Christmas season.
Senior citizens at Mon Repos cheering at the Christmas celebration
President Donald Ramotar joined the celebration at the Mon Repos Community Centre where he was eagerly greeted by the mostly former sugar workers. He extended season’s greeting to them and even joined in carol signing.
In brief remarks, President Ramotar reminded them of the numerous developments that have occurred since the PPP/C Government took office to improve the standard of living of all Guyanese. In 1992, pensioners were paid a meagre $211; today they take home $12, 500 and also benefit from the annual subsidy for water and now electricity.
President Donald Ramotar is greeted by senior citizens at Mon Repos
President Ramotar also mentioned some of the other developments in the health, education and housing sectors, such as the school feeding programme, improved health infrastructure and services and Government’s housing drive which has seen over 100,000 house lots distributed to citizens with a drastic increase among young people.
Home Affairs Minister and PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee speaking to the senior citizens. Also in photo are President Donald Ramotar, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall and Minister of Culture Youth and Sport Dr Frank Anthony
Present at the event also were Minister of Home Affairs and PPP/C General Secretary, Clement Rhee, Attorney General, Anil Nandlall, and Minister of Culture Youth and Sport, Dr Frank Anthony.
President Donald Ramotar presents a hamper to a senior citizen at Mon Repos