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Disabled protest eviction from office

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd June 2010 03:00 AM

PEOPLE with disabilities (PWDs) in Arua district on Tuesday stormed the district LC5 chairman’s office protesting a decision by the resident district commissioner, Ibrahim Abiriga, to take over their office.

PEOPLE with disabilities (PWDs) in Arua district on Tuesday stormed the district LC5 chairman’s office protesting a decision by the resident district commissioner, Ibrahim Abiriga, to take over their office.

By Vision Reporter

PEOPLE with disabilities (PWDs) in Arua district on Tuesday stormed the district LC5 chairman’s office protesting a decision by the resident district commissioner, Ibrahim Abiriga, to take over their office.

Led by their council chairman, Joshua Muki, the PWDs met the works and security secretary, Luigi Candini, whom they told that Abiriga had allocated their office to a group of people who recently defected to the NRM.

They also accused the deputy resident district commissioner, Henry Ringa-Kech, of occupying part of the building.

“These are special needs structures that were purposely built in 45 districts with funding from DANIDA. For the RDC to turn it into a political office is totally against civil service regulations,” Muki said.

Ester Inzikuru Obitia, the northwestern regional representative to the Uganda National Association of the Blind, said they had secured a five-year project from the Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Impaired Children, but office space was a challenge.

The project will cover Gulu, Lira, Apac, Nebbi and Moyo districts, with the headquarters in Arua.

The project will equip visually impaired children with vocational skills.

Disabled protest eviction from office

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