NCOP celebrates 2nd year anniversary
July 15, 2015 4:52 am
The National Council of Older Persons (NCOP) celebrated their second anniversary at the Samabula Senior Citizens Home in Suva today.
In attendance was Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar who says the NCOP ensures that the voices and the needs of the senior citizens are captured and mainstreamed at all levels of development processes.
“Today’s occasion marks the second anniversary of the Council, since its establishment on July 3rd 2013. NCOPS is working to improve services for older persons are a social justice business. The Council has a lot on its plate to deliver in coordination with existing and potential stakeholders.”
She says NCOP can deliver its mandate better through partnership, and believes advocacy becomes an important step in securing greater partnership to deliver the services for older persons.
Established in 2013, the council has a limited budget of $200,000 to improve the welfare and well being of senior citizens is at the heart of the Ministry’s policies and programs.