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OLD AGE ACCUSE GOVT ON DISCRIMINATION, MAJORITY COMPLAIGN OF FAILURE TO REMIT THEIR PENSION

Old people under their umbrella body Uganda reach the aged, URAA have tasked government to have a national roll-out of the senior citizens grant support-SAGE to enable every Ugandan benefit.

This was raised by the old age during the celebrations to mark the UN World elder Abuse Awareness day at Kireka.

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Ambiance These are some of the old age exchanging ideas on how best their elderly age can be catered for by the relevant authorities.

These used the UN World Elder Abuse Awareness day to ask government to desist from abusing their rights as older persons.

They say the continued failure of government to have national roll out of the SAGE money given to 65 year old is a violation saying of the 105 districts only 55 districts will get this money for the next quarter yet there are other vulnerable old age who also deserve to get this money. BYTE BYTE

Majority of them who were once civil servants surprised us when they claimed that they no longer get their pension despite the fact that they are entitled to this money.

Margaret Kabango the old age publicists say thre is need to provide the old age with free legal aid citing violations which have often occurred without legal representation. Byte

According to Uganda human rights report 2014, older persons are among those mostly affected by rights violation where majority of them have gone through forced evictions, land grabbing among others calling for awareness. POPS

Of late help age international put the Ministry of Gender to task to ensure that government undertakes its obligation of protecting older people from any form of abuse.