19 Oct Opposition Deputy Spokesman on Labour and Social Security, Tables Motion Calling for Greater Employment of Persons with Disabilities
The Opposition Deputy Spokesman on Labour and Social Security, Senator Floyd Morris, on Friday October 14, 2016 tabled a motion in the Senate, calling for greater employment of persons with disabilities in both the private and public sectors.
The motion points out that Jamaica has not done enough to engage persons with disabilities in the productive capacity of the country, to enable them to take care of themselves and their families.
Senator Morris’ motion calls on the Government to:
· put in place measures to promote the employment of more persons with disabilities in the private and public sectors.
· embark on a consistent public education programme to sensitize the society on the employment capabilities of persons with disabilities; and
· create a special facility so persons with disabilities can access modern technologies to assist them in their employment endeavours.”
The Standing Orders of the Senate allow members to table and debate motions on matters of national importance.
The motion is to be debated on a date agreed on between the Government and the Opposition members of the Senate.