Medani, Oct. 17 (SUNA) – Director General of the Ministry of Social Welfare of Gezira State Dr. Safiya Abdel-Rahman Abdalla has affirmed that eradication of poverty is part and parcel of the efforts being exerted by the transitional government for realizing social justice and sustainable development in the country.

Dr. Safiya, speaking on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, October 17, explained that the Ministry of Social Welfare is working on a number of axes to alleviate poverty and support the vulnerable categories, including preparing statistical data for the targeted persons in Gezira State besides implementation of direct social support program for poor families.

She added that her ministry also gives specially concern to women and youth by providing them with income-generating projects and employment opportunities.

The Director General of the Ministry of Social Welfare of Gezira State added that they also work to bring the poor families under the umbrella of health insurance, noting that the project is supported by the Ministry of Finance and the Zakat Chamber.

She also stressed the important role of the civil society organizations for boosting social development in the state.

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