National Association of the Blind Stages Protest in Skopje

Under the motto “Give us the Rights”, the National Association of the Blind staged a protest outside the Government building in Skopje. They demanded an increase of the supplement for disability and for aids, as well as a meeting with PM Dimitar Kovacevski. The Association’s President, Bojan Selkovski, stated that the protest was being held because the talks with the Labour and Social Policy Ministry and representatives of the Government hadn’t produced solutions. After the protest, Labour and Social Policy Minister Jovanka Trencevska met Association representatives. At the meeting, she talked about the measures and policies created and implemented by the Government over the past year. The participants in the meeting said they were convinced the dialogue would continue because advancing the quality of life of all citizens, with focus on the vulnerable categories, was a common interest.