Sunday, January 18, 2009

Our Senior Citizens

Change 2012 Value the positive contribution that older people make to our society, through their families, voluntary activities and work. Their skills and experience should be utilised within their communities. That is why for example, Change 2012 would support a proposal to involve older people as volunteers to help children learn in after school activities and programmes. They should not be discriminated against because of their age. The provisions for adequate pensions in old age is always a major challenge, We have a present policy that has created real poverty among our senior citizens, also growing inequality and widespread insecurity. Change 2012 will correct this with our stipend volunteer programme for our senior citizens. We believe that all pensioners should share fairly in the increasing prosperity of the nation.