Veteran Politicians Plead for Capital
The Association of Veteran Politicians (AVEPO) has called for support from government towards the welfare of veteran politicians who served in various political positions in previous regimes.
AVEPO Executive Director Odinga Chief said the support should not be handouts but capital for various businesses including farming.
“We will be happy if government promotes peace and unity and also the spirit of hard working among Malawians,” said Mr. Chief.
Minister of Gender, Children, Community Development and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati said veteran politicians who are vulnerable are already targeted in government’s social protection programmes.
“If the veteran politicians are in need of loans then they should be in organized groups for them to easily access the loans,” said Kaliati.
According to Mr. Chief AVEPO has a membership of close to 20, 000 people.