UK Prime Minister, Theresa May appoints Minister of Loneliness
By Patricia Uyeh,
It appeared the UK Prime minister, Minister Theresa May may have been bitten by the same bug that caused Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, to appoint a commissioner of happiness and couple’s fulfillment, as the Prime Minister recently appointed a Minister of Loneliness, according to Telegraph reports.
It was gathered that the minister for Sport and Civil Society, Tracey Crouch, will reportedly fill the role of this new ministry.
The creation of the ministry is reportedly to honor the legacy of Labour MP Jo Cox, who May described as one who wanted to “shine a light” on the lonely.
Speaking on this latest development, Prime Minister, Theresa May said:
“For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life.
“I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by carers, by those who have lost loved ones – people who have no one to talk to or share their thoughts and experiences with.
“Jo Cox recognised the scale of loneliness across the country and dedicated herself to doing all she could to help those affected.
“I am pleased that Government can build on her legacy with a ministerial lead for loneliness who will work with the Commission, businesses and charities to shine a light on the issue and pull together all strands of Government to create the first ever strategy.”
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