Persons with disabilities cry out to government

By Ronald Kule

KASESE-Persons with disabilities in the two western districts of kasese and Kabarole have voiced their concerns over public denial, neglect by government and imbalances in job allocation.

The PWDs who were meeting at half London hotel in kasese town this week during their human rights defenders’ workshop organized by the National Union of Persons with Disabilities in Uganda (NUDIPU) noted that the above challenges continue to lag behind their development efforts.

Esther Kyozera the programs director NUDIPU noted that persons with disabilities are ignored starting from their own parents, at health facilities whereas others are facing starvation. 

Kyozera says for long time they have been left behind by planners of development in Uganda not because they can’t do the needful but they are like forgotten people in their own country.

Chance martin one of the disabled persons from Kabarole district appealed to government for a special funding to persons with disabilities that would also cater for the education of their children since some can’t afford school fees.

The kasese district assistant CAO in charge of persons with disabilities Wilson Asaaba urged PWDs to form groups if they are to benefit from government funding. END


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