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Government reviewing disability policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has commenced consultations to review the National Policy on Disability with a view of incorporating new strategies to reduce vulnerability among Persons with Disabilities. The process being conducted with key stakeholders at regional level also seeks …

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New Minister Sarah Kanyike promises service above political parties

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly appointed Minister of State for Disability and Elderly Affairs,Sarah Kanyike started work Wednesday, revealing that her philosophy of public service is to deliver services to the communities and leave a positive legacy through her tenure. “The differences in political parties and …

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MPs confirm five Parliament seats for elderly

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of parliament (MPs) have created five Parliamentary seats for elderly persons, one of which has been ring-fenced for women. Every region including Central, Eastern, Northern and Western will each have a representative elected by the Elders’ Council constituting all the districts in a particular …

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Kasese elderly, PWDs receive relief food

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The elderly and persons with disabilities in Kasese district have received relief items from the district task force. Distribution targeted about 400 families in areas of railway ward, Kidodo, Kikinzo and Saluti B, all in Kasese Municipality. The group which also included widows and expecting …

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National roll out of elderly grant requires UGX 45.5 Billion

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Gender, Labor and Social Development Committee has recommended that the government allocates 45.58 billion Shillings to facilitate the planned national roll out of the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment (SAGE). This is in line with a plan by the Gender Ministry to …

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Inmates seek pardon for their elderly colleagues

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Inmates in Luzira Prisons have pleaded with the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga seeking pardon for their elderly colleagues struggling to survive in Prisons. It came when Kadaga visited at Luzira prisons to deliver gifts to inmates including sugar, salt, clothing, soap, sandals, flour, basins …

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Districts with Elderly Grants see reduced poverty levels

Districts with Elderly grants see reduced poverty levels Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Districts that received grants from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development have seen a drop in poverty levels, according to a recent analysis by Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). While poverty levels in districts have …

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