Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in Hoima District have been challenged to follow the right procedure to ensure that they can also benefit from government funds under the Parish Development Model (PDM) programme.
The Town Clerk for Bulindi town council, Ms Evelyn Businge has noted that, PWDs have a tendency of undermining basic steps in their bid to access funds for different t projects expecting favours which complicates their bid instead.
“some to offices like for the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and district headquarters instead of going to the chairperson local council 2, town agents and the CDOs. Some even deal with individuals,” she said.
She encouraged them to be hard working and enthusiastic to benefit from every available opportunity instead of waiting for special PWDs projects.
She made the remarks at a community outreach event organized by Sophgenyi Feeble Care Initiative (SFCI) at Nyaituma cell in Bulindi town council, Hoima District.
She also urged parents and guardians to educate all children regardless of their mental or physical disability and participate in efforts to fight discrimination based on disabilities.
Ms. Sophie Kaseregenyi, the founder of Sophgenyi Feeble Care Initiative also condemned discrimination against persons with disabilities highlighting that they face a very rough experience.
She emphasised that PWDs always need special attention bearing in mind that some leave in remote areas where accessibility even by humanitarian workers is hard.
The Kyabigambire Sub-county Chairperson Mr Alex Mwesigwa, advised developers to always consider accessibility of PWDs.
He said on the side of government they have factored in the issues of persons with disabilities on public schools and health facilities accessibility.