Board members and staff at the Beitul Aman Home for the Aged reconvened an Annual General Meeting on Wednesday night but this time for members only, after a tipping point at the first meeting last week. Last week, a verbal altercation broke out between management and observers regarding previous claims of mismanagement. Things turned so ugly that the meeting was called off and postponed until a later day.
On Wednesday evening, primary members of the facility were called in for a continuation of the AGM. Beitul Aman spokesperson Nadhier Agherdien said the meeting was productive and resulted in a positive conclusion for the future projects of the home.
“All reports ranging from financial to in house administrations were brought forward to the table for the discussion. I can say that all the members took the information to consideration, provided input and ultimately gave their approval,” Agherdien said.
The allegations made against the home centred around mismanagement and wastage. VOC provided a platform for both parties to come forward and address these issues live on air this week.
Agherdien explained that while financial constraints is the major contributor to the current state of the home, the staff and members are working around the clock to ensure the upkeep of the facility and provide the best possible services to the senior citizens.
“We want the community to be in close contact with us to ensure that if they are intending to contribute and donate to us because there are seasonal donations. Many people come to our doors to help up but end up giving us food that we simply do not need at this point in time. We have so much wastage and therefore, we will now be renovating our cold storage area to accommodate the food we receive,” Agherdien explained.
Furthermore, board members are currently in the phase of reconstructing the male wing facility at the home. All residents have already received new beds along with cement partitioning for privacy where they once only had curtains.
Agherdien reiterated his call to the community to share their stories and lives with the residents at Beitul Aman to positively enhance their days as well. VOC (Ra’eesah Isaacs)