Cairo, Egypt - December 7, 2023 - Egypt's Ministry of Social Solidarity has completed all preparations and procedures to facilitate the participation of people with disabilities, seniors, and vulnerable groups in the upcoming presidential elections, which will be held in the coming days.
Minister of Social Solidarity Nevin El-Kabbag visited the Ministry's headquarters in the New Administrative Capital to inspect a fleet of vehicles equipped to transport people with disabilities, seniors, and vulnerable groups to their polling stations. These vehicles will be deployed in all major cities and governorates across the country.
El-Kabbag stressed that the Ministry of Social Solidarity is committed to providing opportunities for all citizens, regardless of their geographic location, to participate in public, social, cultural, and political life. The Ministry has deployed 15,000 social leaders to raise awareness among citizens about the importance of exercising their political rights and urging them to participate in all constitutional entitlements.
The social leaders have conducted over one million visits to families in villages participating in the Presidential Initiative "Liveable Egypt" to raise awareness about the right to political participation, the importance of participating in upcoming elections, the important role of Egyptian women in the electoral process, and the impact of participation on society. The social leaders have also emphasized the importance of active participation in the upcoming presidential elections.
El-Kabbag added that the Ministry has signed a cooperation protocol with the National Election Authority and the National Council for Persons with Disabilities to facilitate the participation of people with disabilities, seniors, and vulnerable groups in the electoral process.
The Ministry has also contributed to theprinting of electoral ballots in Braille to facilitate the participation of people with visual disabilities. The Ministry is also working with the National Election Authority to ensure that polling stations are accessible to people with mobility disabilities.
El-Kabbag said that the Ministry is committed to supporting the rights of all citizens and empowering them to participate in public life, regardless of their geographic location. The Ministry is committed to using all of its resources and efforts to ensure that all citizens have the opportunity to participate in the electoral process.