3 December 2012

Angola: Welfare Minister Chairs Main Event of Disabled People's Day

Luanda — The minister of Welfare and Social Reintegration, João Baptista Kussumua, is heading this Monday in the northern Uíge province the main event of the International Day of People with Disability.

This was said to Angop by the chairman of the Angolan Federation of the Associations of People with Disabilities

"A range of activities such as lectures, visits to technical and Professional centres, seminars and hearing to disabled community, are also activities that are being developed to mark the day", he said.

International Day of People with Disability (December 3) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992 and it has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet.

The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

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