President Mohamed Nasheed has said the government will do whatever it can to speed up the bill on protecting the rights of people with special needs. He made this remark while speaking at a meeting with representatives from the Visual Impairment Society of Maldives (VISM) today.

The President told that the government was fully committed to protecting the rights of people with special needs and empowering them. He added the enactment of the legislation will help to achieve that goal.

At the meeting the President inquired about the work being done by the VISM and discussed the difficulties they faced.

Discussions were also on the lack of education opportunities for visually impaired and how to create such opportunities.