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Gov’t develops disability legislation

November 15, 2018 9:13 AM
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The development comes at a time when there has been an outcry that people living with disability are often disadvantaged, and sidelined and their rights stumbled upon.

General counsel from Office of the President, Dittah Molodi said there was a need to protect the rights of people living with disability.

Speaking during the Ditshwanelo workshop on Wednesday, on the Comprehensive Human Rights Strategy and National Plan, Molodi said the process of ratifying the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities was also ongoing.

has also agreed to bring its resourceful officials to the country to provide the necessary technical cooperation and capacity building to implement our obligations under various human rights treaties and protocols to which we are a party to,” he said.

Molodi also explained that the government has engaged on numerous occasions in the promotion and protection of human rights both at the national and international levels.

He noted that in a participatory democracy the voices and engagement with civil society was crucial in the advancement of the national aspirations and development.

Source: mmegi.bw

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