The Government is in advanced stages of coming up with a National policy for elderly persons with a view that it will address the keys challenges that elderly people face from 60 years and above.
According to Hon. Canon Jorum Tebasiima a member of parliament from western Region representing Elderly people and also currently the National chairperson of older people has expressed confidence that the coming law will address issues like Land Grabbing ,Domestic violence including torture, sexual abuse psychological abuse among others.
Uganda has approximately 1.7 million elderly persons from 60 and above and its believed are the most vulnerable age group and are regarded as the most victims of torture in societies.
Jorum has also talked about the UN world Elderly Abuse Awareness Day where Uganda take part in commemoration every 15th June of every explaining its purpose of formulation among which including awareness and the need to promote the rights of Elderly people globally.