The “chronically poor” Ugandans are due to receive monthly allowances of $10 under a program backed by the U.K. Department for International Development and aid organizations including HelpAge International. “We want to ensure that these vulnerable groups are developing at the same level as all other citizens of Uganda,” said Minister for Elderly and Disabled People Sulaiman Madada. “The allowance will put them on the first step of the ladder and allow them to move themselves forward.” According to Madada, the program follows the principles of similar schemes in nations like Brazil, South Africa, Zambia and Mozambique. The three-year initiative will begin next year and will benefit 9,000 families, as per the list provided by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics.
Source: Poor Ugandans to Get Monthly Allowance (AP)