The Ministry for Social Affairs and Gender Equality has marked 1st October International Day of Older Persons and Disabled with a thanksgiving mass at Malabo Cathedral and refreshments at the Equatoguinean Cultural Centre.
The Director General for Assistance for Older Persons and the Disabled from the Ministry for Social Affairs and Gender Equality Manuel Gabilondo Sukus represented the minister at the event in which the first activity was the mass.
Within the planned programme a gift was also presented to an old man who is 115.
Since the creation of this department much has been achieved for these older persons. Today older persons and the disabled have various opportunities and aid implemented by the department of Social Affairs such as the Food Bank.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea