29 April 2012

Angola: Disabled People Advised to Change Attitudes

Luena — Disabled people were advised last Saturday in Luena City, eastern Moxico Province, to change attitudes and behaviour, in regard to the way they use their state pension.

The advice comes from the chairman of the National Association of Angolan Disabled Persons (ANDA), Silva Lopes Etiambulo, on his two-day visit to Luena City aimed at assessing projects for the benefit of disabled people and motivate the local branch members of the association.

Speaking to ANGOP, the official said that "there are deficient people that are not able to save the monetary amount they get from the government, they spend their time drinking, this does not dignify any citizen at all".

He also advised disabled people to join the literacy lessons and professional training centres, which will help them to have access to the employment market.

To Silva Etiambulo, the micro-credit for rural people and for the creation of small enterprises, a programme being promoted by the government, will facilitate the creation of more jobs and

disabled people should not put themselves in the margin of these opportunities.

He announced the creation of agricultural co-operatives in which disabled people will be the main protagonists, following the experience of provinces such as Bié, Huambo, Benguela and Huíla.

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