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COVID-19: PWDs demand special inoculation centers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of Persons with Disabilities-PWDs in Mukono district want the government to consider creating special inoculation centers for their members for the second and booster COVID-19 doses. The leaders say that some of their colleagues have started contacting them for assistance following the new …

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Ministry of health launches nationwide wheelchair donation in Lira

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has launched a nationwide program to donate wheelchairs and other assistive devices for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). The drive started in Lira district on Thursday. During the launch, 50 Persons with Disabilities were given wheelchairs, while others received tricycles and crutches among …

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FGM survivors in Bukwo want to be considered PWDs

Bukwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Survivors of Female Genital mutilation (FGM) in Bukwo are flooding the office of the Resident District Commissioner-RDC demanding to be included on the list of Persons with Disabilities-PWDs. Speaking to URN on Wednesday, Bukwo RDC Samuel Hashaka Mpimbaza, said that he receives not less than …

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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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