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PWDs IN ARUA DEMAND FOR BETTER PUBLIC SERVICE FACILITIES

By Moses Alinda

ARUA: Persons with Disability in Arua city are demanding easy accessibility and better public facilities to ease their movement and services for inclusiveness.

During the governance and gender stakeholders meeting emphasized on the plight of women and girls with disabilities in the post Covid-19 era, PWDs said that it is still hard to access some services in Banks, Churches, markets and many other institutions.

While interacting with their representatives and seeking for better ways to address their burning issues, the chairperson Arua city union of PWDs Jacinto Angutoko asked well-wishers to financially support women who have business minds so that they keep their families lively.

He further said the men use the PWD women only in darkness which has left them with children without fathers.

Meanwhile the female representative of the PWDs who doubles as the chairperson finance planning administration, works and technical services in Arua city council Khadija Aliru revealed that efforts to have PWDs supported is yielding fruits.

The Executive Director Special Action for Life Transformation, Mercy Maneno has urged the public to desist from nicknaming such a category of people instead should offer them love, care and support because they are part of development.

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Meanwhile the senior nursing officer in-charge maternal child health Arua city Sally Andezu has promised to make recommendations to the engineering department to adjust on delivery beds such that PWDs women can easily access them.

In the other expressions, Andezu apologized on behalf of some nurses who use vulgar language on persons with disability while in delivery wards.

The speaker Arua city council Teddy Gloria Yako also promised total support and urged PWDs to be patient while their issues are being worked upon.

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