Address PWDs’ plight, Gov’t told

By Wilson Manishimwe

Government should include PWDs in the sustainable development goals and in the national development plans.

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(L-R) Executive secretary National Union of Women Disabilities of Uganda Jolly Acen, Executive director Action for Youth with Disabilities Uganda Aggrey Olweny, Jackson Atria, and Benon Bilabi addressing journalists. Photo by Nancy Nanyonga

Non-governmental organizations dealing with people with disabilities (PWD) have appealed to Government to put in place access facilities for PWDs in higher institutions of learning.

Jackson Atria, the chairman for Action for Youth with Disabilities in Uganda said people with disabilities are unable to access some public places because they don't include provision for PWDs.

He said such issues should be sorted out as fast as possible.

Addressing a press conference in Kampala on Tuesday, Atria mentioned Makerere and Kyambogo universities with some access structures for PWDs.

He said that Government should include PWDs in the sustainable development goals and in the national development plans.

Rose Obol Achayo, the chairperson of National Union of Women with Disabilities in Uganda (NUWODU) asked government to support PWDs to access education.