The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has revealed that plans to increase the senior citizen’s grants paid to the older person of 80 years and above from Shs 25,000 to Shs 35,000 are about to commence.
The minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, in charge, Elderly Affairs, Dominic Mafabi Gidudu made the revelation. He revealed that grant had helped the lives of many senior citizens
“As of January 2022, the programme was reaching 304,046 beneficiaries across the country. The grants have had a significant impact on the lives of older persons who receive them,” he said.
The good news to the elderly comes as Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, today 15th June 2022.
“Stop Elder Abuse: promote Healthy and dignified ageing for National Development’’ is this year’s theme.