Govt asked to increase old person beneficiary funds.
Written by Carren Papai
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Elderly persons in Teso getting the old persons monthly beneficiary funds have asked the government to raise the package from 2000 shilling to at least 5000 to enable them feed and educated their orphaned grandchildren.
Speaking in Amogoro Thursday Evening where they had gone to collect their monthly pay, more than a hundred elder people applauded the government for introducing the program that has so far helped Kenyans aged 65 years and above terming the project ‘God sent.’
They said the plan has profited them as they can now sustain themselves however pleaded with the state to ensure the amount reach them in time just like any other civic leader and also to add a small increment.
They further lamented that the money usually delay for almost three months prompting them to worry thinking that the state has terminated the help.
The elder persons also asked the government to lay down strategies that will ensure that all old people do benefit from this initiative saying that most of them suffer and do not receive any help from their children.
Led by John Okisai 76, they called upon the government to consider and enroll widows to the program saying that they suffer so much from their in laws hands that they said have taken their property making them not capable to educate their children.