MALAWI COMMEMORATES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS

Malawi joined the world in commemorating the International of Older Persons, which is celebrated on 1 October.

The theme for this year was dubbed ‘Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World, Heightening Resilience of Older Women’

Speaking of the event, the executive director for Malawi Network of Older Persons'Organizations said, the day is very significant considering loads of inspiring older adults who are always curious and exploring ways how to sharpen the new generation into achieving their goals.

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The main focus is on older women because they suffer more violence than men, hence the need to assist these women. He further reminded the Tonse Government to fulfill their campaign promise to provide these order personnel with monthly allowances in 2020.

Deputy Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, Agness Nkusa-Nkhoma, who was the guest of honor at the event took the opportunity to condemn the behavior of witchcraft accusations against older persons. She emphasized that anyone Found will face the hand of the law

The commemoration event took place at Chiwavi ground in Mzuzu