A senior Government official on Sunday affirmed significance of today's inauguration of a computer workshop for aiding citizens of special needs to attain suitable work in the public and private sectors.
Items manufactured by this segment of the society, displayed at the workshop, will be promoted locally and abroad, said Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning Affairs and Development Hind Al-Sebeeh, in a statement to reporters on sidelines of the activity.
Asked about issue of allotments for citizens of the special challenges, the minister said 6,000 files, out of 40,000, have already been revised, indicating that "some of the files have been suspended for lacking terms for getting (State) aid."
She also noted that the suspicious cases were being investigated.
For his part, Dr. Tareq Al-Shatti, General Director of the Public Authority of the Disabled, affirmed the State prior concern for empowering the handicapped to be active members in the society.
The workshop is in line with the approach to habilitate them for integration into the society, by providing certain jobs that suit their capacities, as well as needs of the labor market, Al-Shatti said.