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Mbale PWDs demonstrate against Nanteza’s appointment

By Paul Watala

Added 22nd June 2016 11:49 PM

The group led by Mbale district chairperson for PWDs, Muniru Kadori started their demonstration at their offices located along Kumi road at about 10:30am on Wednesday.

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Mbale PWDs demonstrate to block their minister’s appointment on June 22, 2016. Photos/ Paul Watala

The group led by Mbale district chairperson for PWDs, Muniru Kadori started their demonstration at their offices located along Kumi road at about 10:30am on Wednesday.

A group of Mbale District’s Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) stormed the streets and demonstrated asking president Yoweri Museveni to drop Harriet Nanteza who was appointed minister representing the disabled.

The group led by Mbale district chairperson for PWDs, Muniru Kadori started their demonstration at their offices located along Kumi road at about 10:30am on Wednesday.

They were equipped with placards and marched in their wheel chairs while other limping on their crutches through Kumi road to the RDC’s office located in Mbale town.

Some of them abandoned their wheel chairs and opted to crawl on tarmac as they chanted songs of solidarity to express their disappointment with the President’s decision.

The group arrived at the RDC’s office under the scorching sun and camped there as they demanded for his attention.

The RDC, James Shiraku, his deputy, Pamela Watuwa and Muniru Kadori, the PWDs’ chairperson held a closed meeting that last for about 30 minutes.

 
Shiraku also addressed the group in the presence of the Police where they blamed the President of appointing Nanteza who is not physically disabled to represent them.

“We elected five well-educated with sound mind members of parliament and we feel president Museveni should pick one of them to represent us effectively,” Kadori said.

Shiraku promised to forward their message to the President and advised them to desist from striking.

“We should use this time to make money, tell our youth who are disabled to apply for the youth fund so that they can eradicate poverty in their house holds. Learn to use round table to solve your challenges,” Shiraku said.

 

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