Current Date:

Wednesday, 19 September 2018
 

International Conference on Mental Retardation Convenes

Khartoum - With the participation of twenty two Arab and African Countries and sponsorship of the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al Bashir, the second conference of mental retardation has convened at Corinthia Hotel in Khartoum.  The State Minister at the Minister of Welfare and Social Security Ibrahim Adam has affirmed that the state is according a growing attention to the issues of disability and the disabled.
The Minister noted at the inauguration of the conference that the National Assembly has passed the disability Act after introducing some amendments to it by the disabled themselves
He noted that all the Arab, regional and international treaties are enshrined in this New Act so that the disabled may be able to exercise his right in the day to day life.
He noted that the Ministry of welfare will pursue implementation of all the recommendations that this conference will come up with, he added that the issue of disability is an international issue and the disabled represent 15% of the residents of the globe.