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PWDs demand improved access to reproductive health services

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons with Disabilities in Bundibugyo and Kasese districts have asked policymakers to enact laws that will ease their access to reproductive health services. They specifically want a house-to-house delivery of family planning services to households accommodating PWDs. Sarah Kabagenyi, the chairperson of Bundibugyo District Association …

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PWDs in Wakiso ask gov’t to increase special grant

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons with Disabilities-PWDs in Wakiso district have asked the government to increase the amount of money disbursed to them. The Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development started giving out a special grant to organized PWD groups in the 2009/10 financial year. The purpose of …

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PWDs want 50% NSSF midterm access at 40

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Council for Disability has proposed an amendment to the National Social Security (NSSF) Bill, 2021, to allow persons with disabilities to access half of their savings at 40. The bill which had been passed by the 10th parliament allowed persons with disabilities access …

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PWDs call for reopening of schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Member of Parliament representing People with Disabilities, Alex Ndezi has appealed to the government to reopen schools immediately. Speaking on Tuesday at the Uganda Media Centre about the International Week of Deaf People that takes between 20-24 September, Ndezi said although many Ugandans have …

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Rukungiri PWDs, district feud over land

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A land dispute has erupted between Rukungiri district officials and People with Disabilities. Last month, Rukungiri district officials gave out 203 acres of land located in Kikomo village, Bwambara parish, Bwambara sub county adjacent to Bwambara sub-county headquarters to Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) to establish …

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PWDs in Busia storm RDC’s office demanding relief cash

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | People with disabilities-PWDs in Busia on Thursday stormed the office of the Resident District Commissioner-RDC to demand relief funds. The PWDs argue that they were not included on the list of vulnerable people supposed to benefit from the relief cash. Last week, the government started …

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PWDs in Masaka decry extortion in accessing gov’t grant

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Beneficiaries of the government’s special grant for Persons with Disability in Masaka district are demanding action against district officials accused of extortion. In the 2019/20 financial year, the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development launched a special fund for Persons with Disabilities in groups, to …

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57 districts fail to apply for special PWD grant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 57 districts have failed to apply for the National Special Grant for Persons with Disabilities-PWDs, the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development has revealed. The National Special Grant for Persons with Disabilities-PWDs is aimed at boosting the household income of PWDs. They …

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5,000 PWDs to benefit from UGX 5B special interest grant

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | More than 5,000 persons living with disabilities are set to benefit from the National Special Interest grant.  The State Minister for Disability and Elderly Affairs Sarah Kanyike says that the government has enhanced the National Special Grant to 5 Billion Shillings to benefit people living …

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