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Under Decree n°2011/408 of December 09, 2011 to organise the Government, the Ministry of Social Affairs is responsible for the elaboration and implementation of the Government policy as concerns prevention, assistance and protection of socially vulnerable persons.
To do this, the Ministry of Social Affairs puts user at the centre of its concerns and addresses its services to a diverse and varied target population consisted in particular:
i) of the child in general and in special the child in distress;
ii) victims of physical abuse, of trafficking and trade;
iii) of older persons;
iv) of persons taking drugs;
v) of outcasts;
vi) of persons with disabilities.
In addition to these individuals, groups and beneficiary communities of its daily care delivery, the Ministry of Social Affairs supervises training schools of social staff, even public and private organisations, institutions implementing government policy of social protection.
With centralised and decentralised services deployed in all administrative units of the country; Social Centres and Social Action Services which are the technical operational units, specialised institutions, the Ministry of Social Affairs works daily in an effective partnership with many Private Social Concerns, associations and Non Governmental Organisations, for the advent of a true National Solidarity System as prescribed by the Head of State H.E Paul BIYA.
Therefore, the notion of social profitable appears as the watchword of the action of this Ministry, which, with the support of some development partners, is National Solidarity investment for economic growth. It is now to provide the poor and needy, not merely a palliative aid; but developing aids by technical assistance in legal, institutional, socio-economic and cultural. Through a targeted and monitored investment on the abilities of socially vulnerable classes, the 3A: Assistance – Accompaniment – Autonomy; constitute the paradigm of the Ministry of Social Affairs to develop its targets from the status of receiving aids to that of actors of development.
Catherine BAKANG MBOCK
Minister of Social Affairs