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                  Ministry of Social Affairs
The Ministry of Social Affairs (MINAS) is responsible for the development and implementation of Government’s policies on prevention, assistance and protection of the socially vulnerable...
IN THE HEART OF THE CHAIN OF SOLIDARITY
The Ministry of Social Affairs, a key player of the national chain of solidarity carries out missions of the utmost importance. It is responsible for:
• Preventing and treating juvenile delinquency, social maladjustment, and fighting against social exclusions, with the collaboration of the Ministries concerned;
• Counteracting human trafficking, in particular the minor child, in collaboration with the Administrations concerned, as well as protecting persons who have suffered physical abuse;
• Monitoring protection procedures of children in difficulty, in collaboration with the Ministries concerned, as well as monitoring the protection of victims of human trafficking, in collaboration with the Administrations concerned;
• National solidarity and the facilitation of social reintegration;
• The follow-up of the elderly and the disabled, as well as the follow-up of people involved by the use of narcotics, and in collaboration with the Ministries concerned;
• The follow-up of social workers’ training schools, as well as the promotion, supervision and monitoring of schools and institutions contri- buting in the implementation of a social protec- tion policy.
MINAS also liaises between the Government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNI- CEF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is in charge of the Cardinal Paul Emile LEGER National Centre for the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (CNRPH). It also exercises technical supervision over child protection and support bodies, exclu- ding educational institutions falling under Ministries responsible for teaching matters.
PROTECTION AND PROMOTION
OF THE VULNERABLE SECTIONS OF SOCIETY
The protection and promotion of the rights of vul- nerable groups are part of the priorities of the social policy of the Head of State, His Excellency Paul Biya, who puts the human person at the cen- tre of any development initiative. The good-will attitude is reflected in the Cameroon Development Vision for 2035, in which the coun- try aims, inter alia, at “increasing national solida- rity and social protection for vulnerable sections”, as well as the Growth and Employment Strategy Paper (GESP) whose paragraphs 233 and 234 on human development, provide that for the period 2010-2020: “The Government is commit- ted (...) to take strong measures in the social field not only to improve people’s living conditions, but also to have a solid human capital, capable of sustaining economic growth”.
The premises of the Ministry of Social Affairs in Yaoundé
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