The government soon to announce changes in disability allowance: President Solih

06 Jan 2023 | 14:55
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih stated that the changes in the financial incentives provided to persons with disabilities would be announced soon. 

The President made the remarks while speaking at a function held at R. Alifushi School yesterday evening to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022.

Highlighting the importance of the National Register for Persons with Disabilities, he said that the main objective of the document is to ensure that information about persons with disabilities and children is maintained safely and efficiently. He added that the mission would help people with disabilities and children to be categorised and treated separately and provide the support most appropriately.

He stated that it would be much easier to provide financial assistance and other assistance under the Act, He noted the change in the financial allowance for people with disabilities would be announced soon. He also spoke about the skill and hard work of the differently-abled. He said that the Rivelli Exhibition is a showcase of the talent of such people. 

One of the most important things that needs to be provided to people with disabilities is to ensure that services based on their condition are made available from the locality in which they live. In order to provide this service, we have so far trained people who can serve through community-based rehabilitation programs in four atolls. Apart from this, the government is also working on providing financial assistance to differently-abled persons and children. The financial assistance program for therapeutic treatment is also continuing uninterruptedly. Even with the launch we launched this evening, the delivery of the above-mentioned assistance will be made more efficient and service delivery will be many times easier.

Said Ibrahim Mohamed Solih 

He also stressed the importance of observing the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. He said that the main objective of celebrating such a day is to ensure that the human rights of every individual in the country are ensured to the best of their ability.

President Solih presented the awards to the recipients of the Rivelli Star Award. The Rivelli Star Award is given to people with disabilities and children who have participated in the Rivelli Exhibition in various fields. This year, eight winners from five disciplines have been awarded the award.