Effective implementation of Accessibility Law defended

Luanda – The Ministry of Social Action, Family Issues and Promotion of Women (Masfamu) will continue to advocate the effective implementation of the Accessibility Law, so that it can really have an effect on the lives of people with disability.

The stance was emphasised last Monday, in Luanda, by the incumbent Masfamu head, Victoria da ConceicAPound o, in the end of a meeting with Brazil’s national secretary for the Rights of People with Disability, Marcos Pellegrini.

According to Victoria da ConceicAPound o, although the results of the measures turned to the inclusion of disabled people in society can be deemed positive, chiefly disabled person’s inclusion in the labour market, it is important to continue the advocacy for the implementation of the Accessibility Law.

She went on to stress that it is a satisfaction to note that in the latest recruitment of manpower carried out by the Health Ministry and the Education Ministry there was an acceptable inclusion of candidates with disability.

We’ll continue to work with the social partners and the organised civil society, so that such inclusion process can be felt by people with disability, she pledged.

She seized the occasion to disclose that the two per cent rate of disabled persons demanded for private companies to have in their workforce has been satisfactorily respected.

On his turn Marcos Pellegrini said that he came to Angola to exchange experience in the ambit of the inclusion of disabled persons within the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP).

The Brazilian lecturer will stay in the country until October 27 and is also to participate in a seminar that is part of a project dubbed Strengthening the political and institutional capacity of governmental agents for the promotion and defence of the rights of people with disability.

The Accessibility Law, technically Law Number 10/16, was published on 25 October of the year 2016.

Source: Angola Press News Agency