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Dhaka, Sunday 20 Jan, 2019

96-yr old Momena still not getting any allowance

Sreebardi (Sherpur) CorrespondentDaily-Bangladesh.com
Photo: Daily Bangladesh

“I am now 96 years old and I still not get any card. I tried a lot. I told members, chairman. But no one listed to me. How old I have to get to my card”- the words are saying old woman named Mosammat Momena Begum.

Mosammat Momena Begum, wife of Mozibar Ali of Bhatpur village of Sreebardi’s Tatihati in Sherpur. Her father’s name is Sobhan Sheikh, mother's name is Sinduri Bewoya. She has one son and two daughters. She married off her daughters. Her son has been sick for a long time. Momena lives with her son in a small hut room. It’s also on another’s land.

Before, the old woman is used to begging in nearby houses. She cannot walk now due to her old age. And for this reason, she lives in a hut room.

Her son, Suruj Mia, said, “I am about 70 years old. I am also suffering from illness. Earlier, I used to work in another’s house for livelihood. Now I cannot do due to illness.”

Local UP member Lutfar Rahman said, “They came to me. After giving their names, I submitted their names to the upazila social service department. But later I did not have her name in the list.”

Nasima Akhter, the government official of the Upazila Social Services Department said, “I got her name written. Her name will be viewed seriously for the inclusion of the card list.”


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