MPs want more schools for disabled children

Legislators who represent Persons with Disabilities want government to build special needs schools in all districts.
Uganda joins the rest of the world to mark the International Day of People with Disability, sanctioned by the United Nations with the aim to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.
The Northern Uganda representative in Parliament, William Nokrach says even though institutions have been put in place to cater for children with disabilities, they are not spread out to all regions.
Nokrach says children should be given priority and special attention in order to enhance their right to education.
“Most buildings in Kampala do not facilities that cater for people with disabilities and therefore they face a lot of difficulties accessing services in such buildings,” he said
According to USAID, as many as 184,000 children in Uganda are considered to have some kind of disability that makes it difficult for them to learn.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

Leave a Reply


Security Stymies Effort to End Ebola in Congo

GENEVA – The World Health Organization says that dangers posed by armed groups in two eastern Democratic Republic of Congo provinces are impeding progress in the battle to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Latest reports put the number of con…

Rights Groups Defend AP Reporter Forced to Leave South Sudan

For years, Sam Mednick has covered developments in South Sudan for the Associated Press, but last month she was forced to leave the country, after the government’s media authority accused her of reporting false information and revoked her credentials.N…