By FC Junior
To the Director of CDVTA, Njuakom Francis, his organization works towards the realizing the rights of older persons, celebrating the strength & positive image of Old Age, complementing Government efforts in the care of older persons, shaping the future & giving our grand-parents the dignity and respect they deserve’ so much so that they could sustain themselves in a competitive world.
The convention brought together over 340 groups ( CDVTA projects) who also used the opportunity to expose their produce ranging from craft, agricultural produce, market gardening produce etc…. In a chat with the Press, Njuakom Francis disclosed that in rural areas elderly persons in miseries and abject poverty. He also lamented that in some areas he discovered that some elderly persons were rejected by their families, however, CDVTA is gradually putting a smile on their face. He added that old age should not be a curse rather it should be blessings.
|Older persons marching|
It should however be noted that in some areas in the North West Region, some elderly persons are regarded as witches and wizards, whereas in normal circumstances, they are supposed to be treated with dignity and respect. Since creation, the Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance considering the way older persons like in rural areas has been advocating that the government of Cameroon should put in place accommodative policies such as old age pension to every Cameroonian.
|Cross section CDVTA Volunteers|