The activity, done in collaboration with the district’s administration, forms part of the PMC’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme and it is the first such activity it organises.
The two tenants were identified as they need special help for the upkeep of their units. They are Stephen Cecile, an 81-year-old elderly who is not doing well health wise, and Thelma Labrosse who was born disabled and needs the help of a carer.
PMC staff cleaned and painted the interior of their houses, refurbished some of their dilapidated items and presented them with a hamper of goodies on behalf of the PMC management.
One of Mr Cecile’s daughters and his grandchildren were present during the clean-up session. She said her tough work schedule at the hospital and the caring of her children do not leave her much time to take care of the father.
As for Mr Cecile’s eldest daughter, who used to take care of him, she has informed the district administrator that she can no longer do it.
“When we conducted our normal visits to the housing estates and bedsitters managed by PMC, we noticed the situation these people were living in. So we started the procedure to provide assistance and hence the activity today,” said Linda Philoé-Bristol, public relations officer at the PMC.
She said the corporation cannot just collect revenue but it has to give out to vulnerable people like Stephen and Thelma.
The Grand Anse district administrator said Mr Cecile’s daughter has just informed them the day before that she will no longer be able to care for her father anymore.
The search for a new carer has already started, adding that there is already a waiting list in the district of people wanting to work as carers.
As for Mrs Labrosse who was attending service at the time as she is a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, she receives help from family members.
The St Ange Bedsitter has seven units and is managed by PMC.
Staff of the Property Management Corporation (PMC) on Saturday cleaned bedsitters of two tenants with special needs at the St Ange Bedsitter at Grand Anse Mahé district.
Also present was the Grand Anse Mahé district administrator Linette Dodin.