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Embrace saving culture, PM Nabanja tells elders


The Prime Minister Ms Robinah Nabbanja has called upon elderly people to embrace the culture of saving and discourage land fragmentation.

“The elderly should adopt a saving culture and refrain from spending their money on alcohol, as this can negatively impact their health,” she said adding,

“Instead, they should refrain from dividing their land among their children and ensure that it remains undivided,” she added.

She made these remarks while speaking as chief guest at an event held yesterday to mark the International Day for Older Persons in Kyegegwa district at Humura playground.

Ms Nabbanja advised elders to consider leaving their land intact for their children to use as a united family and share the proceeds from it.

Ms Nabbanja also urged all those responsible for the Parish Development Model (PDM) to ensure that older persons receive their entitled share of 10 percent.

This allocation, according to the Ministry of Gender, is intended to support their development and enable them to access other government programs offering grants for the elderly.

She encouraged the elderly to maintain a healthy lifestyle by consuming nutritious foods and engaging in regular exercise to preserve their well-being, stressing the importance of seeking medical treatment at healthcare facilities throughout the country.

She also promised to expedite the progress of the Older Persons Bill 2019 in collaboration with the Attorney General.

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