Minister says Government will stand in ending disability discrimination! Do yinner believe the message?

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A cross-section of the audience. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Government will not renege on its commitment to ending disability discrimination and ensuring the equality of opportunities and the inclusion of persons with disabilities in Bahamian society.

“This Government is fully committed to upholding the legal and moral obligation to include and provide equal opportunity to persons with disability who are equal partners to the past, the present and promising future,” said the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development.

Minister Rolle addressed the first conference designed to raise awareness of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities Act 2014) Bahamas, and the administration of the law.

The conference was sponsored by the Law Department and Law Society of the University of The Bahamas (UB) in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development. It was held at the Harry C. Moore Library Auditorium, University of The Bahamas (UB) on October 4, 2017.