Minister of Social Development and Persons With Disabilities Clement Khembo of Malawi

GOVERNMENT has plans to introduce non conditional pension scheme for the elderly, Minister of Persons with Disabilities and the Elderly Clement Khembo has said.
Khembo said government also plans to build senior citizen centers in all regions with the first one in Neno having 400 furnished self-contained rooms, a kitchen, recreational multi-purpose hall and a clinic.
Addressing a news conference in Lilongwe on Thursday as one of the activities marking the International Day of the Elderly which falls on 4th October, the Minister responsible for People with Disabilities and the Elderly, Clement Khembo said the absence of a social scheme has impacted negatively on the aged in the country.
Khembo said the scheme would benefit the aged from 60 years of age who are struggling to make ends meet.
In Belgium, Khembo met Belgium’s out-going Secretary of State Responsible for Family Planning and Handicapped Persons, Mandaila Malamba, and Minister of Close the Gap, Professor Blonk.
Both Minister Chaponda and Minister Khembo expressed their appreciation to the people and government of Taiwan for their continuous support of and assistance to Malaŵi.
Khembo said the field assistants will be informing government through the relevant government departments the needs of the elderly and people with disabilities in their respective geographical locations.
Minister of Persons with Disabilities and the Elderly, Clement Khembo said his ministry was pleased with the donation as it would improve on the lives of people with disabilities.