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Political statements top PWDs celebrations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Celebrations commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities-PWDs in Iganga district on Tuesday turnedpolitical as various speakers took turns to scorn at the opposition. This year’s celebrations under the theme “promoting inclusive programming for accessible future,” were aimed at sensitizing the country on the …

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Grants not helpful to empower people with disabilities-Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Research findings released by Makerere University show that people living with disabilities (PWDs) encounter major challenges when it comes to access to services like health, education and later on employment. The survey done by the departments of Social Sciences and Statistics of Makerere University …

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PWDs doubt efficiency of Voters’ register verification

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Persons with Disabilities are skeptical that the ongoing National Voters’ Register verification exercise will be effective in compiling their record. The fears come just a day after the Electoral Commission embarked on a nationwide exercise to verify the particulars of voters on the National …

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Commonwealth delegates want nomination fees for PWDs scrapped

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) delegates have called upon electoral bodies to scrap nomination fees for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) intending to stand for political offices. This was one of the resolutions the delegates adopted during their closed-door meeting at the on-going 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference …

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MPs with disabilities want Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Constitution amended

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Female Members of Parliament with disabilities are seeking for the amendment of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Constitution to institute an organ for addressing welfare of parliamentarians with disabilities. This was during a session by Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Conference chaired by Nakaseke South MP …

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Sign language ignorance affecting access to family planning for PWDs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | People with Disabilities (PWDs) especially those with visual, speech and hearing impairments find challenges choosing the best contraceptives and other reproductive health services they need. This was revealed by health workers attending the annual reproductive, Maternal, Newborn health symposium today. The health workers say that …

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PWDs seek active involvement in oil and gas sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons with Disabilities-PWDs are demanding active engagement and participation in the Oil and gas sector.  They argue that while different groups have been engaged, the government and oil companies have not taken any initiative to support persons with disabilities to tap into opportunities in the …

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Increase budget for PWDs- Gender Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Gender and Culture, Hon. Peace Mutuzo has asked Parliament to consider approving the proposed budget increase for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs). She said that the current budget of Shs2 billion is insufficient and cannot support the 12.8 million PWDs. “In …

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ARTS: All the light we can see

An art exhibition for the blind Kampala, Uganda | Dominic Muwanguzi | Public monuments in Kampala are only accessible to the privileged. This statement gains even more power when you visit the exhibit of artworks that are designed for the blind at the Makerere Art Gallery. The art on show is …

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