Meta: Fight on Poverty Guarantees Social Equality
Albanian Daily News
Published October 17, 2017
The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta visited on Tuesday the premises of the Humanitarian Association "Shelter and Hope" in Tirana on the occasion of the International Day against Poverty.
The Head of State was closely acquainted with the conditions and the problems of this social center that hosts and take care since 20 years of around 30 elderly residents and it functions as a day-care center for more than 35 orphan children of Roma community.
"The fight against poverty is also a struggle to guarantee the rights and dignity of every citizen, of every elderly person and also of every child. Without a proper fight on poverty we cannot guarantee the social justice deserved by a society with European standards. We cannot fight one of the major sources of criminality and public security without combating poverty. That's why a quicker economic growth is one of the most effective weapons to fight poverty," declared President Meta.
He also underlined that a more comprehensive economic growth which generates benefits for the entire society and in the first place for those who are more in need requires the development of more efficient social policies in this aspect, especially in regards to the employment and children education.