Government Implements Socioeconomic Transformation Programmes for Older Persons


Share post:

The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja, has announced that the government is actively implementing various socio-economic transformation programmes aimed at benefiting older persons. This announcement was made during the commemoration of the International Day of Older Persons, which took place at Humura Primary School in Kyegegwa District on October 1, 2023.

Nabbanja highlighted that these programs would encompass the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE) and the Special Enterprise Grant for Older Persons (SEGOP). These initiatives are intended to support and uplift the livelihoods of older individuals, enabling them to actively participate and contribute to the country’s development.

Expressing gratitude, Nabbanja acknowledged the invaluable contributions made by older persons to the nation’s progress. By recognizing their dedicated efforts, the government aims to establish an inclusive and supportive environment for older individuals throughout Uganda.

The International Day of Older People is observed annually on October 1. This day was officially established by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 45/106 on December 14, 1990, and first celebrated worldwide on October 1, 1991. This global observance serves to promote awareness of the contributions, challenges, and rights of older persons in society.

Related articles

Understanding Breast Cancer: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment Options

Breast cancer is a cancer that develops in the cells of the breast. It is the most common...

Uganda Advances Nuclear Energy Strategy with IAEA Support

The Minister of State for Energy Hon. Okaasai Opolot has said that the International  Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)...

Unregistered Engineers Urged to Register as Uganda Marks World Engineering Day

The Chairperson of the Engineers Registration Board (ERB), Isaac Mutenyo, has advised all unregistered engineers to get registered...

Besigye Grappling to Account for Ugx3.8 Billion From Foreign Funders to Form New Political Party

Retired Dr. Colonel Kizza Besigye, four-time presidential candidate and founder of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), received...