Sunday, June 11, 2017

Government rescues 700 Bugiri elderly

A total of 721 persons over and above the age of 65 years in Bugiri district have received sh150, 000 each from government to enable them uplift their household incomes.

The payment is a six-month arrears disbursement from SAGE, a government program that supports elderly persons in the country.

SAGE — implemented under the expanding social protection program in the ministry of gender, labor and social development — provides monthly grants to of sh25,000 (about $7) to older persons to enable them access basics necessities. Read More