Joel Davidson, who resides at 250 Independence Boulevard, is pleading with the relevant authorities to investigate his matter and assist him in “any and every way” possible.
According to Davidson, on November 10, 1995, he was involved in an accident while on training at the Guyana National Service.
The man said that he plunged into a pond, hit his head and as a result broke his spine.
“At the time I was only 17 years old.”
According to Davidson, he became an inmate at the Georgetown Public Hospital for nearly two years.
The man claimed that when he was released from the hospital, he was then given a shelter at the Guyana Defence Force where he began recuperating. Some time later, said the man, he left the army location and went to live with his sisters. The man said this was his only choice since his mother had died. “They were the only ones I could have turned to.”
According to Davidson, his accident has left him in a position where he can no longer work.
The man said that he was forced to seek assistance from the Government, which at the time was headed by the late Dr Jagan. “Jagan promised to help”, but nothing ever materialised.
Davidson alleged that after Dr. Jagan died he started speaking to Mrs. Jagan who “gave me a hard time” so he stopped going to see her.
Davidson told this publication that he is “in pain all day.”
After he moved from his sister’s residence he then went to live with his fiancé who took good care of him. However, as time went by, “she start complain” since, from a teacher’s salary, she took care of him, herself, and their three young children”.
According to Davidson, this is the point where he, once again, started seeking Government assistance.
He then went to President Bharrat Jagdeo who “right away” referred him to Dr. Roger Luncheon. Davidson said that Dr Luncheon listened to him, gave him passage and invited him to the Office of the President for a meeting which he attended.
The man said at the meeting Luncheon told him to get a job “he ask me what I could do”?
Davidson alleged that Dr Luncheon told him that when he locates a job he can manage he will assist him in obtaining it.
The man said that Dr Luncheon promised to help him get a raise in public assistance since he presently receives only $4,900. “He told me it should have raised since I get children”.
However, according to Davidson, nothing that was promised to him has been taken seriously.
“Some time went by, and then I saw Jagdeo”, said the man, “and reminded him of my case”.
“Still I can’t get any help,” said the depressed citizen.
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