KINDLY permit me space in your newspaper to seek intervention and finality to a matter which, in my opinion, needs highlighting.
In September 2020 I contacted the Personnel Officer (PO) of the University of Guyana via telephone and subsequently via e-mail and provided necessary information seeking a letter of record of service for a 10-year period since my NIS contributions for that period were missing from the records at NIS.
Since the abovementioned date, the letter is yet to be issued. I subsequently contacted the Vice Chancellor’s Personnel Assistant (PA) and later the Vice Chancellor (VC) via e-mail and had responses where they have instructed the PO and the Bursar to complete this matter. As recent as June 23, 2021, the VC sent a another request and later on July 15, 2021, the PA reminded the Bursar of the need to bring this matter to a close, yet to date it remains incomplete.
Mr. Editor I am five weeks away from submitting my request to the NIS so that my pension can be granted and I can enjoy the benefits of my hard work and contribution to the scheme realised; however, this cannot be done since the above matter is unresolved.
I feel disenfranchised at this point in time, but more over I feel that my democratic right as a citizen of Guyana, who has worked entirely in Guyana, is being denied and trampled upon.
Thanks for your kind consideration.