Cameroon Tribune (Yaoundé)

Cameroon: FCFA 5,624 Billion to Promote Social Inclusion

The Minister of Social Affairs, Catherine Bakang Mbock on December 4, 2012 in the Committee on Finance and Budget of the National Assembly, defended the 2013 draft budget of the ministry that stands at FCFA 5.624 billion, with FCFA 4.974 billion proposed as the running budget and FCFA 650 million as the investment budget.

The ultimate strategy objective of the ministry will be to promote the social inclusion of socially vulnerable persons. This will have to be achieved through three programmes Catherine Bakang Mbock presented to the parliamentarians. One of such programmes is the social protection and prevention of deficiencies, social maladjustment, risks and social ills. It targets 21 per cent of the population in 2013 and 45 per cent in 2015. Actions envisaged include the drawing up and implementation of a national strategy plan to prevent incapacities and fight against social ills, improvement of the social protection system of socially vulnerable persons and follow-up of the implementation of the programme. The second programme is national solidarity and social justice with the main objective of ensuring the social and economic re-insertion of socially vulnerable persons. There is also social management and governance programme.

Social Affairs Ministry plans to invest through the equipment of re-education units, continuation of the construction of the accommodation centre of children with disabilities, building of a house for the ageing people. It will also build and equip the South Regional Delegation of Social Affairs.

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