Social Protection Ministry provides relief to fire victims

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Two of the victims who were left homeless following a Sunday morning fire in Tucville, Georgetown benefitted from relief supplies on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from the Ministry of Social Protection.

The supplies were handed over by Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally at her office on Lamaha Street.

Tonya George – one of the recipients – received a food voucher, a mattress, a stove and other kitchen utensils.

Minister Ally expressed great remorse to George for her loss and committed continued support to her during the recovery process.

“I know that just three weeks ago you lost your husband and now this fire. I am indeed sorry and as you know this ministry tries to assist in some small way when there is a fire. I am happy that the Ministry of Housing is working towards a house lot for you and I want you to be assured that at our level at this ministry we will help you as far as possible,” Minister Ally said.

George, a mother of four children and one grandchild, is currently staying at the United Bridge Builders Mission, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in John Street Campbellville.

Chief Executive Officer of the NGO, Bonita Montaque said the organization has opened its doors to George and that her family will continue to support George until she is back on her feet. According to Montaque the Guyana Fire Service has not yet ascertained the cause of the fire and an investigation is ongoing.

George expressed her gratitude for the support from the Ministry and the NGO.

Andre Talbot is the other victim who also benefitted from similar relief.

Persons willing to support George and her family can contact her on cell number- 644-4124.

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