• Chapter 2. Section 17 . Social objectives

    Chapter 2 Section 17

    (1) The State social order is founded on ideals of Freedom, Equality and Justice.

    (2) In furtherance of the social order-
    (a) every citizen shall have equality of rights, obligations and opportunities before the law;
    (b) the sanctity of the human person shall be recognised and human dignity shall be maintained and enhanced;
    (c) governmental actions shall be humane;
    (d) exploitation of human or natural resources in any form whatsoever for reasons, other than the good of the community, shall be prevented; and
    (e) the independence, impartiality and integrity of courts of law, and easy accessibility thereto shall be secured and maintained.

    (3) The State shall direct its policy towards ensuring that-
    (a) all citizens, without discrimination on any group whatsoever, have the opportunity for securing adequate means of livelihood as well as adequate opportunity to secure suitable employment;
    (b) conditions of work are just and humane, and that there are adequate facilities for leisure and for social, religious and cultural life;
    (c) the health, safety and welfare of all persons in employment are safeguarded and not endangered or abused;
    (d) there are adequate medical and health facilities for all persons:
    (e) there is equal pay for equal work without discrimination on account of sex, or on any other ground whatsoever;
    (f) children, young persons and the age are protected against any exploitation whatsoever, and against moral and material neglect;
    (g) provision is made for public assistance in deserving cases or other conditions of need; and
    (h) the evolution and promotion of family life is encouraged.

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