The youth of the District 3 of the National Districtwhich includes Gualey, Guachupita, La Ciénaga, Los Guandules, Simón Bolívar, María Auxiliadora and other sectors, met this Friday afternoon with the president Louis Abinaderto whom they expressed their needs and questioned about some shortcomings in the places where they reside.
One of the questions was the one Jose Luis Pinedaconsistent with why the 5% of the labor quota in public institutions for people with disabilitiesas established by the Law 5-13 on Disability.
To which Abinader replied: “We constantly live trying to get this executed the way it looks to the naked eye.. Sometimes, there are different levels of incapacity and that creates for us an interpretation – let’s say – special, but we will continue, that it be implemented, that it be executed (this law) so that young people like you can earn a decent living.”
Law 5-13 It establishes that State institutions must allocate 5% of their employment quota to people with disabilities, while private companies with less than 25 employees must allocate 2%.
Hence the questioning of the blind young man from the Villa María sector, to which the head of state did not have many arguments.
After the approval of the law, the disabled they had to press for it to be enacted three years later, under Decree 363-16. However, six years later, it is still not enforced.
Access to sports facilities, more scholarships, financing for entrepreneurs were parts of the needs raised by six young people who had the opportunity to ask the head of state, in what was a discussion organized by the Youth Ministry in the Luperón expansion club.
Lenny Omar Saavedra, from María Auxiliadora, asked the head of state about when the Government will hold a loan fair for young entrepreneurs. He told her that in District 5 of Santo Domingo they held a financing fair, which will be extended to the other demarcations.
Yonaira Tanar, from Las Cañitas, questioned the president for more sports centers and he replied that currently, the Government is building 30 throughout the country and recognized that the ideal is for it to be one for each sector.
And so on, the president answered six questions from the dozens of young people who attended the socialization.
In a political and motivating speech, Abinader urged young people to undertake, have dreams, goals, open doors, since opportunities will be created from the Government.
The goal of youth meetings
Rafael Happy GarciaMinister of Youth, said that the reason for the meetings is to listen to the needs in order, from the Government, to identify the catalog of opportunities.
Féliz García announced that he will launch, together with other State entities, the “My neighborhood has talent” program, through which they will provide personalized follow-up to vulnerable demarcations.
The last activity of a busy agenda of the president was the inspection of the repair of 25 houses in the La Zurza sector of the National District, a project of the Ministry of Housing and Buildings, directed by Carlos Bonilla.