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Govt urged to form an elderly fund disbursement unit

03 October 2014, 20:54 Joseph Njung'eh

Nyeri - The National Gender and Equality Commission has urged the government to form a unit that will be disbursing funds meant for the elderly.

Commissioner Simon Ndubai said the funds do not reach most of the targeted group and thus an organization will help to establish the actual number of the elderly persons.

Ndubai lamented that the money is not consistent and should be made monthly without fail.

He was speaking during the International Day for older persons at Dedan Kimathi Kamukunji stadium in Nyeri town.

He urged families to take responsibility of providing, caring and treating older persons with dignity and provide an enabling environment for self-development.

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“To ensure that older persons retire in dignity, the commission calls for: operationalization of the National Social Assistance Act, 2013 and the National Social Security Fund Act, 2013 amendments to secure an improvement social program for older members of society and other vulnerable populations,” he added.

Ndubai asked the government to increase coverage and intensity of social welfare programs to guarantee economic, social and cultural rights.

“It is the responsibility of the state, communities and families to protect older members and ensure they are free from abuse. We also urge relevant arms of the government to ensure those charged with the responsibility of ensuring the welfare of older persons, perform their duties with diligence to ensure a decent life of our senior citizens,” he added.

He said the Commission will continue to monitor and audit national, county and private sector programs geared towards mainstreaming issues of older members of society in development.

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