Eritrea has hit out at critics of the new plan of seizing and shutting all Catholic-run wellness centres.
The UN’s special rapporteur on Eritrea, Daniela Kravetz, stated the act confirmed that “the human legal rights condition in Eritrea remains unchanged”.
The Eritrean federal government said her conclusion was primarily based on “erroneous assertions”.
A statement on the ministry of information’s website says that as a secular nation no faith or adherent gets preferential treatment.
As a final result “religious institutions are not allowed to in fact conduct developmental actions in places of their choice as this is fraught with discrimination in opposition to non-adherents of the distinct establishment in concern”.
For that reason, the federal government claims, all “spiritual institutions [were required] to transfer operational authority of clinics” to the ministry of overall health.
In other terms the authorities was following the legislation.
Before this month, Eritrea’s Roman Catholic Church condemned the govt in the a person-occasion state for the seizure.
The Church ran 22 health centres, and their closure is possible to leave thousands of people, largely moms and their kids in rural regions, without healthcare, BBC Tigrinya’s Teklemariam Bekit stated.
But the federal government has defended its document on wellbeing championing its “enormous financial commitment” in citizens’ well being.