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The Minister highlights his sector’s efforts to make people with specific needs benefit from postal and telecoms services

Following the invitation by the Minister of National Solidarity, Family and Women’s Condition, the Minister of Post and Telecommunications has partaken today in the information day organized by national solidarity sector aiming at integrating people with specific needs under the theme “People with specific needs …knowledge….work….integration” with the participation of the Counsellor of President of the Republic responsible for national eduction, higher education, vocational training and culture, as well as the Minister of Environment and some heads of State’s institutions and bodies.

As he took the floor, the Minister highlighted his sector’s efforts to facilitate the access of this category to postal and telecoms services.

Based on this, he emphasized the importance given by his sector to the implementation and follow-up off a modern platform allowing to meet our citizens’ needs, in general, and people with specific needs, in particular, in terms of postal and telecommunications services throughout the national territory including in habitants of remote areas with low population density, equally and with quality. Indeed, the sector of post and telecommunications sees, as such, to facilitate this category’s access to its buildings and infrastructures in good conditions, mainly through:

– Fitting post offices’ entrances by special tracks for handicapped people, in addition to dedicating special counters to them. As such, the total number of post offices with special tracks has reached 1841 offices versus 1108 special counters,

-Enabling this category to benefit from the delivery service by hand of Edahabia cards and cheque notes while taking over mails destined for visually-impaired people,

-The number of commercial agencies under Algérie Télécom corporation equipped with special tracks has reached 90% with the supply of structures in post offices dedicated to this category. Besides, the corporation intends to launch a training program of customers advisers in sign language this 2024 year.

The Minister also pointed to the technological applications developed by his sector aiming at enabling all segments of society to make the most of the various quality services like many postal and financial services:  “BaridiMob” and “ECCP”  allowing online operations likewise other e-payment mecanisms to pay invoices.

To conclude, the Minister set forth the initiatives launched as part of intersectoral coordination having culminated in digitalizing the payment of the standard solidarity allowance.

The same applies to the national education sector; children with specific needs from specific schools were involved to take part to the National letter-writing Competition, yearly organized by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications. Infect, the number of participants from this category has reached 500 children in 2023, hoping for its rise in the forthcoming edition.

The sector contributes to the awareness raising campaigns as regards people with specific needs, mainly through issuing postage stamps like the recent one about “The Mushaf of Algeria in braille” issued on March 14th, 2024.

Parallel to this day, an exhibition has been organized to highlight the ministry sector’s achievements, and those of public bodies and institutions in a bid to facilitate handicapped people’s access to physical, social, economic and cultural environment.