Speaking at her constituency office on Tuesday 26th March 2013 at a distribution ceremony of various grants and services, Member of Parliament for Oropouche West and Minister in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, the Hon Stacy Roopnarine, said that it was important that as a society we continue to help the less fortunate and those in need. She said that “every citizen has a responsibility to help those who cannot help themselves, and called on all present to continue to assist their brothers and sisters”.
Minister Roopnarine advised that this was the reason she was distributing wheelchairs, MRRG grants from the National Self Help Commission and Temporary Food cards to persons who were in need of those services. She thanked the National Self Help Commission for the good work they have been doing in making their services more accessible to persons, and she also expressed her gratitude to the sponsors of the wheelchairs, and appealed to more corporate citizens and individuals to continue to help the less fortunate in whatever way they could.
Minister Roopnarine indicated that she would continue to partner with NGOs, business groups and other organisations to help the less fortunate, and she hoped that more people would continue to assist those in need. She noted that since she took office, this was a monthly exercise where she would give various grants and services to persons in the constituency and more and more persons have since been coming forward to assist. She expressed her gratitude and advised that she intended to continue helping constituents in this vein.