Nišić: The goal is not only inclusion as a separate concept, but the creation of a society in which all citizens of Montenegro are equal

Minister of Labor and Social Welfare Naida Nišić emphasized the importance of cooperation and dedicated work of associates in achieving social inclusion

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From the conference, Photo: PR Center
From the conference, Photo: PR Center
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Representatives of the Ministries of Human and Minority Rights, Labor and Social Welfare, Health and the Employment Agency signed today the Memorandum on cooperation in the field of social inclusion of Roma and Egyptians in Montenegro with the aim of easier access to employment, social and health care for that population.

At the conference, it was announced that the signing of the memorandum will continue the engagement of associates in the social inclusion system.

The Minister of Human and Minority Rights, Fatmir Đeka, reminded that the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights signed contracts with social inclusion workers for the next 12 months for the next XNUMX months.

"The signing of today's Memorandum is a step forward with the aim of improving the socio-economic and legal position of Roma, Roma, Egyptian men and women in Montenegro through the construction of an inclusive and open society based on the struggle and elimination of all forms of discrimination, anti-Gypsyism and poverty," said Đeka.

According to him, collaborators in the social inclusion of the Roma and Egyptian population contribute to the communication of their needs and are the link between the system and the community.

"I hope that an increasing number of activists will recognize the importance of their contribution to the full inclusion of their community in Montenegrin society," said Đeka, PR Center reports.

Minister of Labor and Social Welfare Naida Nišić emphasized the importance of cooperation and dedicated work of associates in achieving social inclusion.

She pointed to the extraordinary role of associates in centers for social work, stressing that they are the mainstay of the inclusion system.

"Our goal is not only inclusion as a separate term, but the creation of a society in which all citizens of Montenegro are equal," said Nišić.

By signing the memorandum, as she said, they open the doors of institutions for the employment of male and female associates.

The Minister of Health, Vojislav Šimun, said that the memorandum of cooperation implies the obligation to introduce associates in health institutions, and therefore the creation of preconditions for greater inclusion and raising the level of quality of health care for members of the Roma and Egyptian population.

"Associates will be the link between patients and healthcare workers, ensuring better communication and connection, but also continuity and integration of these persons into the healthcare system," Šimun explained.

He pointed out that the Ministry of Health has already taken certain steps to provide more accessible health care at all levels for members of the Roma and Egyptian population, regardless of whether they have a regulated status in the country.

"Consequently, health institutions received a binding instruction on the way to provide health care, so that it does not happen again that someone is denied any service in health institutions," said Šimun.

He announced that it is planned that, through the strengthening of counseling centers in health centers, the Ministry will work on education and better information among members of the Roma and Egyptian population about healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, as well as protection against infectious and sexually transmitted diseases.

"The focus will be on numerous campaigns and educational activities, so I am convinced that all of this will contribute to a significant improvement in the quality of health care for that category of the population," said Šimun.

Director of the Employment Institute of Montenegro, Gzim Hajdinaga, said that the signing of the memorandum is important not only for the Roma and Egyptian communities, but for the entire country.

"Today's gathering represents a continuation of that process, but with a clear determination to work daily to improve the socio-economic status of the Roma and Egyptian community in the country," Hajdinaga said.

He said that the Institute will persevere in its mission "so that we can go through this journey to the end together, and so that we can present Montenegro as a country where all citizens stand equal under the same sun".

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