MP Lake commends NV GEBE on senior citizens relief program for 2015


PHILIPSBURG – United People’s (UP) party Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Maurice Lake would like Government to commend NV GEBE for starting the second program bringing relief to the senior citizens of the country by reducing their electricity bills.

“I applaud NV GEBE Board of Directors and Management to continuing the relief program for seniors citizens age 62 and older for another six months.

“The first pilot senior relief program in 2014 was started when I was the Minister of Energy Affairs, and it was considered a success, and I applaud the Managing Board for continuing with the programme through the end of 2015.

“Our seniors have until May 1 to apply for the relief according to information NV GEBE submitted to the media.  Application forms can be picked up at GEBE’s main office on Walter Nisbeth road (Pondfill).

“The seniors who were in the program last year have to reapply in order to participate again this year.  I encourage all seniors 62 and over to apply as this will help reduce costs.

“For those who missed the opportunity the last time because of listening to others misguiding them with the wrong information, I encourage you to visit the NV GEBE office in town and get the necessary documentation together that are required to request this assistance that is being offered.

“This initiative is a good step until a more structural solution is implemented by GEBE across the board for everyone and we work towards alternative energy to lower the cost of living for all our people,” MP Hon. Maurice Lake said on Friday.