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    21st of October, 2021. Region 2, Guyana, South America.

    Last updated: October 21, 2021 at 11:27 am

    A resident of the Essequibo Coast of Region 2, Guyana, South America is frustrated and in a state of despair that his National Insurance Scheme (NIS) pension monies have been delayed for over 2 years and counting. The citizen is worried that he might never get his payments. He has reached out to this publication in the hopes that his story might reach the eyes of the relevant authorities and that they will intervene and help to end this protracted and agonizing delay.

    Mr. Hemant Coomar Seurattan, of Cullen, Essequibo Coast, Region 2, Guyana, South America, turned 60 on August 4th, 2019. Since then, he has never received a single payment of his monthly NIS pension which is legally due to him on the basis of the contributions he has made over his working years – for which he has documentation to prove. Instead, the elderly citizen is being given the royal push-around since the last two years – apparently in the hopes that he will get tired and give up.

    Mr. Seurattan related that he has filed several complains with various government ministers and agencies, and even wrote to the president, but so far, nothing has been done to rectify the problem.

    This is not the first time that this publication has received complaints of this nature about the NIS. Many persons have complained that a high level of corruption is ongoing at NIS offices across the country and alleged that elderly people are being deliberately robbed of their pensions through this frustration technique.

    Team Guyana, South America wishes to remind all Guyanese that is important to respect our elderly citizens and pay them the due that they have so painstakingly earned through their sweat and blood over the years which enriched the soil of this country and made it more fertile for the future generations. We must not tolerate disrespect of our elderly citizens at any level, and certainly not robbery!

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