Asmara — The Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare's branch in the Central region indicated that it has implemented various programs in 2012 at an expenditure of 100 million Nakfa.
It made the statement at an assessment meeting, during which it was stated that the activities undertaken include extending support to families of martyrs, orphans, war-disabled veterans, street children, needy children and disabled citizens vis-à-vis other rehabilitation schemes.
Mr. Yosef Tesfai, head of the branch office, explained that more than 78 million Nakfa was paid in benefit scheme to 21,000 families of fallen heroes, besides the presenting of regular financial aid by nationals residing abroad to the respective families of martyrs. Moreover, he pointed out that 183 disabled inhabitants of Serejeqa and Gala-Nefhi sub-zones and more than 100 others have become beneficiaries of financial support and skill training respectively, while more disabled rural area inhabitants received saddle animals for transportation.
Furthermore, reports as regards the domain of labor disclosed that significant accomplishment was made in liaising employers and employees, in addition to the efforts exerted towards safeguarding workers' rights.
In concluding remarks, the Minister of Labor and Human Welfare, Ms. Salma Hassan said that it has been enhancing endeavors in community sensitization with a view to popularizing the policy of self-reliance, and thereby raise the production capacity of citizens.