Cater to the Elderly, Tanzanian Social Workers Say
The elderly, lack "adequate formal social protection," the Acting Chairperson of Tanzania Social Workers Organization has said. Statistics have shown that there are approximately 2.3 million people over the age of 60 in the country.
An elderly woman in a slum area. The elderly in Tanzania are reportedly marginalized.
Tanzania Daily News, 25 October 2012
THE rights of the elderly was among issues that were repeatedly presented to members of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) that visited Lindi Region recently. read more »
Tanzania Daily News, 19 October 2012
A NON-GOVERNMENTAL organisation (NGO), 'Kwa Wazee' has embarked on giving monthly pensions to over 1,000 old people and 600 children living under difficult conditions in Muleba ... read more »
Tanzania: Pereira Wants an End to Elderly Killings
Tanzania Daily News, 5 October 2012
THE Deputy Minister for Home Affairs, Mr Pereira Ame Silima, has called for concerted efforts to fight indiscriminate killings of the elderly in the country. read more »