Region 10 gets Social Protection Office

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Residents of Linden and other Region 10 communities can now access the services of the Ministry of Social Protection without the hassle of travelling to the capital city. A local office was opened today at the Caricom Insurance building located at the junction of David Rose and Republic Avenues.

This building, which will accommodate all services offered by the Ministry, in one location, was opened by Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally who noted that this initiative is a new one where the ministry is working assiduously to have social services offered in all regions and one building.

“Our responsibility is to provide excellent services because the population out there depend on us. We have to ensure that every department, whether you belong to probation, child care, central recruitment or labour. It is a good thing that all of us can be housed in one building so we can work together and make the Ministry very effective and that is very important for us,” Minister Ally explained.

The Ministry of Social Protection covers activities, responsibilities and social services to children and adults across Guyana.

Minister Ally said similar offices are slated for other regions across Guyana. “I hope in all regions we will have similar offices where we can have our people together to provide the necessary services for the residents of that particular region,” she said.

The department houses the Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA), Departments of Probation and Social Services, Co-ops, Labour, the Board of Industrial Training and Occupation Safety and Health.

The Ministry of Social Protection has received $16.9BILLION to continue its mandate of providing quality service to the country’s vulnerable groups – women, children, the elderly, homeless and youths.

Ranetta La Fleur.

Images: Keno George.

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