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Senior Citizens urged to pass down knowledge

October 1, 2018 5:26 pm

Senior Citizens have been urged to pass down the knowledge they have to the younger generation.

UNFPA representative Bruce Campbell says with the government putting in place initiatives for older persons, the initiative can also help the elderly in educating the society.

Campbell says the government has also reviewed the Aging Policy in an effort to provide the best for all senior citizens around the country.

“This demonstrated the commitment and the welfare of our senior citizens, that they are respected, value of the contributions in the country, society, communities and to our families, inter generational relationships are important to maintain.”

Senior Citizen representative, Ropate Ligairi says there is a demand for the perception of older persons to guide leaders around the country.

“We can see that the world is quickly decaying and out of order but it’s only the wisdom of senior citizens like you that probably can prolong life on this earth.”

According to the 2017 Census, about 13 percent of the total population are over the age of 55 with 1.6 percent are over the age of 75.