The Honourable Eugene Hamilton, Minister of Social Services of St Kitts and Nevis, has shown solidarity with differently-abled persons in the country as the country prepares to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 03, 2020.
Hamilton said that differently-abled persons are also human beings and encouraged them to focus on the spirit of the persons rather than their incapacities.
He said that when someone disabled, it is their achievement in life with their disability which inspires others.
He added that such persons should understand that they are not the body, they are the spirit inside the body, so it does not matter how the body is.
Minister Hamilton said that he is proud to celebrate with the association, and he encouraged the differently-abled to see themselves as wonderfully made and noted that they are fulfilling the purpose of God for their lives.
He added that they are here to remind everyone of the Glory of God.
That is why they are living among us to teach the lesson that God wants us to understand.
Honourable Hamilton said that the Government of St Kitts and Nevis is working to build things better.
The Minister referred to the ongoing construction of sidewalks along Wellington Road as an example of building better as it allows safe access to wheelchairs.
The Government also installed a lift at Government Headquarters for allowing the differently-abled to access the second and third floors of the building.
A similar device was included in the designs for the new three-story Government Printery, currently under construction on Church Street.