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International Day of the Disabled commemorated here

International Day of the Disabled was today commemorated at Expo grounds here in the capital with zeal. Present on the occasion were Ministers, Government and PFDJ officials, as well as heads of National Associations, Ambassadors and representatives of International organizations.

Asmara, 03 December 2014 – International Day of the Disabled was today commemorated at Expo grounds here in the capital with zeal. Present on the occasion were Ministers, Government and PFDJ officials, as well as heads of National Associations, Ambassadors and representatives of International organizations.

In a speech he delivered on the occasion, Mr. Kahsai Gebrehiwet, Minister of Labor and HumanWelfare, indicated that the Government is exerting the necessary efforts on the basis of substantial investment towards rehabilitating and improving the livelihood of disabled citizens. He also stressed the need for active participation on the part of general public as regards enabling disabled becoming self-supporting.

The Minister further pointed out that there exist government programs towards ensuring all-round rehabilitation of the Disabled and laying conducive ground for production activities, among others.

Similarly, Ms. Rose K. Ssebantindira, representative of the UNDP, underlined the significance of the Day in terms of highlighting the need to exert multi-faceted endeavors on the part of all concerned parties pertaining to improving the condition of disabled persons.

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