Government to enroll more elderly people for upkeep

By Moses Kidandi
The Government has committed to start registering more elderly persons so as to enable them to easily access services under the Governments social protection program.(SAGE)

Over two hundred thousand elderly persons are getting up keep of UGX25000 shillings monthly. However,some of them have not been registered on the scheme for lack of proper identification.

Some of the beneficiaries of this scheme who are beyond 85 years, whose fingers cant read on the bio metric systems will be given special consideration to have them registered.

The National conference organised by the ministry of Gender, labour and social development taking place at Hotel Africana in Kampala is aimed at discussing key issues affecting the elderly in Uganda.

Masaba Sam Wekesa, commissioner elderly and disability affairs at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development says they are in the process of ensuring that all older persons across the country are taken good care of .