Essequibo pensioner to get more habitable home
Region Two Chairman, Devanand Ramdatt, reaching out to the pensioner
Region Two Chairman, Devanand Ramdatt, reaching out to the pensioner

PENSIONER Latchmin Ramnauth and Abdool Kareem of Anna Regina New Housing Scheme were smiling with a sigh of relief when Region Two Chairman, Devanand Ramdatt, reached out to them on Thursday. The pensioners are currently living in a dilapidated wooden house which is on the verge of collapse.

Despite their poor living conditions, the couple makes much and enjoy a peaceful life. On Thursday, the regional chairman reached out to the couple and during the discussion, the couple told him that they had applied to the Ministry of Housing for a residential house lot, and based on a reply seen by this newspaper, they qualified for a low income lot.

They are, however, waiting on documentation to acquire the same.

They also told the chairman and his team that they are hoping to renovate their home.

The chairman, who was at the time with the Regional Engineer, Kawan Suchit, asked for the building team to be dispatched in the area to help repair the couple’s house.

He also assured them that he will seek other donations to assist them. Ramdatt also encouraged the couple to continue to stay healthy during the pandemic and advised that they use their medications to boost their immune system.

After hearing Ramdatt’s proposed plans, the couple almost broke down in tears. They were happy that soon they will be living in a better structure they will call home. Anyone who wishes to donate to this worthy cause can contact the family on 689-3892.


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