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Gwangju City under fire for lucky-drawing Transportation Cards for senior citizens

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Gwangju City under fire for lucky-drawing Transportation Cards for senior citizens

 

Gwagnju City is under fire for lucky-drawing transportation cards for only some of senior citizens who voluntarily returned their driving licenses.

According to the city today, transportation cards worth  100,000 won have been distributed for 500 senior citizens among 1,465 of the seniors aged 70 and older who voluntarily returned their driving licenses between last June and November.

 

Gwangju City explained for the card issuing was through a random selection excel program as there were more returned driving licenses than expected.

 

The elderly drivers excluded from the benefit are showing frustration and complaints towards the city, one of whom noted that the city spends tens of millions of won for welfare pensions or youth allowances but still says they have no budget and thus can only give senior citizens a transportation after a lucky draw.

 

The city decided to add the excluded candidates once more in a June draw.
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