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VIOLENCES FAITES AU VIELLARDS (suite)

Les vieux sont mal logés, mal nourris, mal vêtus et certains vivent dans la mendicité partout dans les rues de la ville. Pour se moquer d’eux certains commerçants leur donnent une boite d’allumettes qui vaut 50Fc. Quelle misère pour notre bibliothèque !!!
2) Ils n’ont plus droit aux soins médicaux et leurs petits enfants les traitent des sorciers. Les autres vivent dans des logis qui ne correspondent pas à leur état physique. Certains de leurs enfants mènent une vie noble et ne se soucient plus de leur vieux parents qui se sont sacrifiés pour leur avenir. Parfois la nature se venge contre ces gens génocidaires, ils payent leur forfait en perdant leurs fortunes par des accidents quelconques, incendies, foudre ou autres incidents malheureux. Il y a un proverbe qui dit :
« Quant on est jeune on saute comme une mouche » et vieillir c’est une misère.
Art 16 : La personne humaine est Sacrée. L’Etat à l’obligation de la respecter et de la protéger.

SOLUTIONS.
1) Construire une maison d’asile pour les personnes du 3e âge qui n’ont plus d’enfants.
2) Que le Ministère Social protège les vieillards.
3) Que les enfants soient reconnaissants envers leurs parents pendants leur vieillesse.

English translation by PulseWire member Nita

Old people are poorly housed, poorly fed, poorly clothed and some live begging in all the streets of the town. In order to mock them, some traders give them a box of matches worth 50Fc. What a misery for our archives!
2) They no longer have right to medical care and their grandchildren call them sorcerers. Others live in houses that do not correspond to their physical condition. Some of their children lead a noble life and no longer care about their old parents who sacrificed much for their future. At times nature takes revenge against these genocidal people, they pay for it by losing their fortunes through accidents, fire disasters, thunder bolts, or other unfortunate incidents.
There is a proverb that says: "When we are young we jump like a fly" and to get old age is a misery.
Art 16: The human person is sacred. The State has as obligation to respect and protect him.

SOLUTIONS.
1) Build an old people’s home for third age people who no longer have children.
2) That the Social Ministry protects the aged.
3) Children should be grateful to their parents during their old age.

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Comments

Mama Rosalie,
Merci une fois de plus pour votre contribution
C'est dommage qu'en Afrique les enfants abandonent leurs vieux parents.
C'est deja mieux de parler aux femmes sur l'education de l'enfant pour resoudre les pareils problemes dans l'avenir

NITA

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Translation

Old people are poorly housed, poorly fed, poorly clothed and some live begging in all the streets of the town. In order to mock them, some traders give them a box of matches worth 50Fc. What a misery for our archives!
2) They no longer have right to medical care and their grandchildren call them sorcerers. Others live in houses that do not correspond to their physical condition. Some of their children lead a noble life and no longer care about their old parents who sacrificed much for their future. At times nature takes revenge against these genocidal people, they pay for it by losing their fortunes through accidents, fire disasters, thunder bolts, or other unfortunate incidents.
There is a proverb that says: "When we are young we jump like a fly" and to get old age is a misery.
Art 16: The human person is sacred. The State has as obligation to respect and protect him.

SOLUTIONS.
1) Build an old people’s home for third age people who no longer have children.
2) That the Social Ministry protects the aged.
3) Children should be grateful to their parents during their old age.

NITA

LauraB's picture

The Elderly

Nita,

You stand for justice, compassion, and action - that is so clear! I am grateful that you are telling the world community about what is happening in the DRC. Please keep sharing your ideas and solutions.

Best to you,

Laura

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