The Mudzi Transformation Programme has extended its wings to Likoma Island where it is constructing and rehabilitating houses for the elderly.
Mudzi Transformation Trust executive director, Macward Themba, said the programme will reach all the districts so that aged people should have good accommodation.
Themba was speaking when he visited a rehabilitated house for a 78-year-old Rose Liponje Chauwa on the island.
“Our intention is to reach as many old people as possible. Many old people are living in dilapidated houses; others don’t even have something to call a house… this trust wants to reduce such problems by constructing or rehabilitating their houses,” said Themba.
According to Themba, construction of a new house costs K4 million (US$9 524) while rehabilitation costs K2 million (US$4 762).
He said 1300 houses have so far been constructed and rehabilitated for the elderly across the country.