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Government launches a revised National Policy on PWDs

Kole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has launched the Revised National Policy on Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), 2022. With the policy, any Ugandan born in 2022 can ask for a sign language interpreter during job interviews. The launch took place on Saturday at Kole district Headquarters as part of this …

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Support empowerment of the deaf: Gender Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Gender, Labour and Social Development (Disability Affairs), Hellen Asamo, has called on MPs to support the education and sports ministry to staff schools with sign language interpreters. “As we count on your deliberate affirmative actions during legislation and appropriation, my ministry …

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Wakiso VHTs denounce abuse meted out to PWDs, child mothers

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district Village Health Teams-VHTs have appealed to authorities and leaders to intervene and curb the escalating cases of violence against Persons with Disability-PWDs and child mothers. They observed that parents and relatives hide their children born with disabilities indoors in violation of their rights to …

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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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