Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso

The proportion of working disabled persons will increase from 2.2 percent to 50 percent by 2020 in Burkina Faso, an official has said.

In the mean time, the proportion of disabled students benefiting from specific support will increase from 11 percent to 50 percent in the West African country.

The increase is contemplated in the national plan for social and economic development (PNDES) of Burkina Faso where 168,000 people are identified as disabled persons and live in difficult situation.

Mrs. Laure Zongo-Hien, minister of Social Action, made this public in a statement on Saturday on the occasion of 2016 International day for disabled persons.

“I hope that development action may no longer exclude disabled persons in our country,” she explained.

“Inclusion commences with the change of our views and the place we ascribe to disabled persons in the family environment as well as in the grass-roots communities,” she added. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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