Social Protection Ministry donates to Berbice fire victims

first_imgThe Difficult Circumstances Unit of the Ministry of Social Protection (MSP) has donated several items to Marvin and Collette Duncan, whose Black Bush Polder home on the Corentyne Coast in Region Six was destroyed by fire last Saturday, October 22.Mabiola Howard, Technical Officer, Ministry of Social Protection, handing over the items to the Duncan family The items were handed over by Technical Officer Mabiola Howard on behalf of Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally. Among the supplies were beds, bed-spreads and pillows, stove, food items and cleaning detergents and clothing. Howard said she hoped the assistance would bring much-needed relief to the family, even as she assured that the MSP would also provide zinc sheets for the reconstruction of the Duncans’ home.Mervin Duncan, expressing gratitude to the Government for the kind gesture, said the items would assist in his rebuilding process. “We are glad for the assistance, because we are left with the clothes that we have on…I see that no one has turned their backs (on) me.”Some of the items distributedThe Region Six Regional Administration would also be assisting with other materials to commence reconstruction of the house. The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) group of Region Six has committed to providing labour and additional supplies in the reconstruction effort.The land is currently being cleared of debris and the building’s foundation will be laid shortly. The house should be completed in time for the Christmas holiday.last_img read more