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Gov’t To Stand For Disabled Persons Rights

The government has expressed its intent to introduce and enact legislation to put an end to discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

During the Speech from the Throne Wednesday the governor general revealed that the new Christie administration intends to push forward legislation that the former Free National Movement (FNM) administration failed to enact.

“My government will move swiftly to end all forms of discrimination, especially against of persons with disabilities. In keeping with this commitment legislation will be enacted. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will also be signed and ratified,” the government said.

The previous Ingraham administration introduced the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act during their tenure. However it was not tabled and passed.

While the government intends to make good on its promise to disabled persons, it also has intent to introduce legislation to protect the rights of children.

“My government will bring about the full implementation of the Child Protection Act 2007,” the government said.

Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin has already expressed her intent to improve the services of that ministry and to provide disabled persons with equal rights within The Bahamas.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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