The Malawi Government says it is conducting a feasibility study on the secure amount of money to be given to the elderly as allowances.
Chief elderly programs officer in the ministry of gender, children, disability and social welfare Steve Vinkhumbo said government has put in place measures to see to it that the elderly are protected.
”We are working on a feasibility study on the secure amount of money for the elderly aged 60 and above and once we are done then we will see to it that the elderly start receiving their pension fee,” said Vinkhumbo.
He added that government has developed a national policy which is a guiding framework for developing interventions to improve the lives of the elderly.
Vinkhumbo further said the ministry is conducting campaigns to create awareness to the public and the elderly to know their rights.
Meanwhile, some elderly people in the country have been facing a lot of violence as people accuse them of being wizards.