The Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE) participated in the official launch of the Economic Empowerment Project for people with disabilities organized by Sightsavers Tanzania.
The Chief Guest at the occasion that was held at Seashells Millennium Towers, Dar es Salam was the Deputy Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Labour, Youth, Employment and Persons with Disabilities, Hon. Patrobas Paschal Katambi (MP). In his speech, the Deputy Minister urged Employers to provide employment opportunities to Persons with Disabilities as required by the law.
The Country Director of Sightsavers Tanzania, Mr. Godwin Kabalika thanked the Chief Guest and all participants for attending and mentioned that the event was preceded by a two days start up workshop aimed at discussing the overall project approaches, ethics, monitoring and evaluation and introduction Project implementers and Strategic Partners.
During the implementation of the Programme ATE will train Employers as well as create awareness among them on how to provide opportunities for people with disabilities at their workplaces and create friendly environment for them such as inclusion policies.