28 Nov 2016

Solomons PM says more needs to be done for disabled

12:28 pm on 28 November 2016
Manasseh Sogavare

Manasseh Sogavare Photo: RNZI Koroi Hawkins

The Solomon Islands prime minister says a new education policy has been developed aimed at expanding services to people with disabilities.

Manasseh Sogavare made the announcement at the graduation ceremony at a school for disabled people in Honiara last week.

The school was started by a Christian mission in 2010.

But Mr Sogavare said a more concerted effort was needed between the government and different institutions to give proper attention to a neglected section of the population.

While little detail about the policy has been revealed, Mr Sogavare says it will help the government put in place the necessary resources towards helping people with disabilities.