Dominica Council on Ageing (DCOA) is set to review their by-laws at a later date
The Dominica Council on Ageing (DCOA) has vowed to continue working in the interest of senior citizens on the island. On August 23rd the DCOA’s Board of Directors met with affiliate members at the Baracoon Building in Roseau, where they discussed upcoming plans as it relates to the functioning of the council.
President of the council, Mr Evander Joseph expounded on the purpose of the meeting.
“This is a very important meeting as this is an occasion where members meet to familiarize and interact with each other to disseminate information about the functioning of the DCOA, a council that serves as the coordinating body for national groups concerned about the welfare of senior citizens in the country,” said Joseph.
Mr Joseph said that following a Board of Directors meeting on August 13th, 2010, a decision was taken to put discussions on the by-laws and constitution of the council on hold, for various reasons.
The DCOA board consists of nine members supported by a 2-member staff which include Mrs Loranna JnoBaptiste; the Executive Officer and Ms Theresa Canoville who is the office secretary.
The DCOA is the only registered body advocating for senior citizens on the island, under the United Nations umbrella.