Shopping treat for seniors

Star Metro Thursday August 18, 2011

Free vouchers: Gan (right) pasting a sticker on a senior citizen during the Jom Shopping programme that was launched in Tesco. Rawang.

TWO-hundred senior citizens enjoyed shopping at Tesco Rawang recently under the state’s “Jom Shopping” programme launched for the Selayang area.

Rawang assemblyman Gan Pei Nei was at the entrance of Tesco Rawang to greet the 200 shoppers as they registered and launched the programme.

She said that under the programme, Selangorians aged 60 and above were entitled to a RM100 shopping voucher.

“Previously, these senior citizens had registered at Gan’s service centre in Taman Bersatu, Rawang, Taman Templer service centre in Bandar Baru Arang and Selayang MP William Leong’s service centre in Taman Selayang Jaya.
Free vouchers: Gan (right) pasting a sticker on a senior citizen during the Jom Shopping programme that was launched in Tesco. Rawang.

“The total people who registered in these centres are about 6,000 and the people will be asked to come to Tesco Rawang in batches,” Gan said.

She said the “Jom Shopping” programme was still in a trial period for the state to gauge the response among senior citizens.

“If the response is overwhelming, the state will consider doing it annually,” she said.

A shopper Mis Kiah, 65, who was entitled for the voucher, said that groceries were now getting more expensive.

“As a retiree who does not have a steady income, this voucher that I received will help ease my burden and buy some groceries for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations,” she said.

Another shopper Chan Nan Kai, 70, from Rawang said the voucher would enable her to buy groceries for her whole family and ease her burden.

Those who want to register can call Gan’s service centre at 03-6093 7033 or Leong’s service centre at 03-6138 8088.

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