Adequate budgetary allocations for people with disabilities sought

6 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RANGPUR: Speakers here stressed on socio-economic and political empowerment of disabled people and increasing allocations for them in the national budget to provide education, health services, training and interest-free loans for income generating activities, reports BSS.

To make the government’s initiative of ensuring social security, development and empowerment of disabled people, adequate sector-wise allocations have become crucial for them in the national budget.

Government officials and public representatives made these observations at a discussion meeting styled ‘Increasing allocations for disabled people in the 2019-2020 national budgets’ held at ASOD Training Centre in the city on Thursday afternoon.

The National Council of Disabled Women (NCDW) organised the event with assistance of ADD International Bangladesh for officials, activists of different organisations working for welfare of disabled population.

Additional District Magistrate Shukria Pervin attended the event as the chief guest with Treasurer of NCDW Rebecca Akhter Rita in the chair.