Persons with Disability Act 2006 urgently needed – Minister Madada

Persons with Disability Photo: Parliament Watch

Persons with Disability Photo: Parliament Watch

The minister of state for Disability and elderly Affairs Sulaiman Kyebakoze Madada says that the review of the Persons with Disability Act 2006 which is now lying before parliament is needed urgently to improve the education levels of persons with disability.
While briefing journalists at the media centre  on the upcoming celebrations of the international day of persons with disabilities  scheduled for 9thDecember  in Tororo district, Madada says that every pupil enrolled in government schools will be provided with scholastic materials  if this proposed bill is approved by parliament. He also says that government under this law will compel health facilities to have beds for mothers with disabilities.
Sulaiman Madada

Minister Sulaiman Kyebakoze Madada

Madada says that while cities in the country are developing, there is a need to review urban policies to ensure that the cities and towns have basic urban structures and services  which are environmentally accessible and user friendly to all persons with disability. He calls on the political parties to include the component for person with disabilities in their manifestos and campaigning  tools  so as they are included in the elections.

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