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Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:40 - Updated Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:40

Bengo: Government reiterates commitment to elderly

Caxito - The government of the northern province has pledged commitment to secure the citizenship rights of the elderly.

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Deputy governor for political and social sector of Bengo - António Martins

Photo: Adão João Pedro

The pledge came Friday from the deputy governor of the Bengo province for the Political, Social and Economic Sector, António Martins.

Martins was speaking to Angop on the sidelines of the celebration of the Elderly day held in Nambuangongo, under the motto,  "The elderly person deserve all respect and dignity.".

He said that the Provincial Office of Social Action, Family and Gender Equality has been working on creation of the necessary conditions for the elderly to live in harmony.

He pointed out that the expansion of the Social Action services to the municipalities brought new structures that have led the Dande locality to begin the pilot plan of assistance to the most vulnerable populations.

The official said that there are shops in commune of Úcua and in Caxito city (municipality of Dande) to assist the vulnerable elderly and children with commodity.

Bengo has 3, 688 elderly, of whom 1.750 women and 1.938 men, assisted by Provincial Office of Social Action, Family and Gender Equality.

Of this number, 997 are based in the municipality of Ambriz, Bula Atumba (723),  Dembos (430) Dande (498), Pango Aluquém (447) and Nambuangongo (393).

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