Elderly people in Masaka district will soon get decent houses, thanks to a project initiated by the Bukoto Midwest Member of Parliament, Isaac Sejjoba.
Sejjoba says the housing project for the elderly is an important part of his overall strategy to protect the elderly populations from homelessness and substandard housing conditions. He says he is concerned that hundreds of elderly people in Masaka live in semi-permanent houses, which are poorly ventilated.
Sejjoba has started constructing a six-roomed house for a 79-year-old man, Karoli Muyanda. Muyanda is not only disabled, but also lives alone, following the death of almost all his relatives.
Muyanda, who has all his life lived in a one-roomed grass thatched house, was visibly overjoyed by the new house.
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Sejjoba has promised to mobilize his fellow parliamentarians to initiate the decent housing project for the elderly in other parts of the country.