BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — During a Sitting of Parliament to debate the Appropriation Bill 2021, 2020, on December 21, Minister of Community and Social Development, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, took the opportunity to highlight what this ministry has achieved in 2020 and its upcoming plans for 2021.
“In 2020, 632 males and 604 females benefited from receiving school uniforms,” said Hon. Hamilton. “Also, 17 males and 20 females who experienced a loss were able to receive support for funeral expenses from the ministry.
“In terms of food vouchers, 66 male-headed homes and 221 female-headed homes benefited,” he said. “For medical assistance, 66 males and 221 females received eye care support from the ministry. In terms of cancer treatment, 267 males and 320 females received support. For overseas treatment, four males and five females received support. Eight males and 10 females received support for an MRI. Sixteen males and 7 females received surgical support.”
Minister Hamilton said that in 2021, there will be a heightened focus on the role of seniors under the Seniors Enrichment Programme in an effort to ensure that seniors live a dignified and purposeful life and age gracefully.
There will also be a focus on improving the management of the community centres as maintenance is a challenge.