They also shed light on the main challenges facing them in carrying out their mission towards people with disabilities
to the fullest.
Ndopu added that the media should start by interrogating the current ways in which issues pertaining to persons with disabilities are reported, adding that the public needs to see people with disabilities
that are not just beneficiaries of charity or international development.
"We are now working on a number of initiatives that focus on the readiness of our branches to receive people with disabilities
and provide them with employment opportunities," he continued.
Sagynbayev also expressed his gratitude to the OSCE program office in Bishkek for support in integration of people with disabilities
in the state and municipal service.
* Older adults and people with disabilities
who do not drive feel there is no "go-to" resource for alternative transportation which could alleviate barriers, the largest being affordability.
* The labor force participation rate was only 18.7 percent for people with disabilities
, compared with 65.7 percent for people without disabilities.
'The government is very motivated to remove obstacles from people with disabilities
and give them the opportunities to succeed.
* 55% of people with disabilities
report that they could not come up with $2,000 for an emergency, compared to 22% of those without a disability.
Mr Molatlhegi urged stakeholders to promote and protect the rights of people with disabilities
by including them in all aspects of societal development.
"The summit focused on a commitment to a charter for change which includes 10 clauses related to rights of people with disabilities
in terms of education, training, employment and inclusion in society as per the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)," the Labor Ministry said on Thursday.
Increase in job quota for people with disabilities
was announced in December 2016 by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.