BSS-45 Disabled to be turned into human resources: Nuruzzaman





Disabled to be turned into human resources: Nuruzzaman

DHAKA, July 9, 2019(BSS) – Social welfare minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed today said that the government is working to train the disabled people as efficient human resources to ensure their contribution in socioeconomic growth.

“Seven percent of the total population is disabled. Their contribution is important to reach the targeted development goal, but it’s difficult for them to enter into the labour market without proper knowledge and training …present government is working to provide them with training to develop their skills and enhance their efficiency”, said the minister while inaugurating the “Inclusion Works Project” arranged by ADD International and BBC Media Action here.

He said that his ministry has taken the initiative to develop database software after identifying the disabled persons in different categories to provide them with laminated ID cards soon.

The minister mentioned that a total Taka 5,052 crore has been allotted for the welfare of the disabled people in this year’s budget and said that the government has plans to cover them within the social protection policy.

He urged the non government organizations and welfare associations to cooperate with the government’s welfare policy for the disabled persons.

Chief Executive officer of ADD International Jimmy Innes presided over the programme.

Sightsavers’ country director Khondoker Ariful Islam, BBC Media Action country director Richard Lewis and project director of Inclusion Works Douglas Smith also spoke, among others, at the ceremony.