Sunday December 10, 2017

SPLM call for Government to ratify UN convention on person with disability

Yoal Manyang

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JUBA – The Sudan People Liberation Movement () has call for the Government of the republic of South Sudan to ratify and sign the United Nations Convention on right of the persons with disabilities (UNCRPS). Parties official make this calls on Wednesday during the symposium of the people with disabilities to discuss the issues concerning the people with disability.

 

Dr. Anne Itto SPLM Acting Secretary General addressing the people with disabilities on Wednesday said, “presently there are no policies and programs in favor of the protection of the human rights of the persons with disabilities; the government of the republic of South Sudan should sign, ratify and implement the United Nations Conventions on the rights of the persons with Disabilities (UNCRPS)”

 

“Participation and inclusion of persons with disabilities in all decisions making processes at all levels of government, with 5% Affirmative Action representation in both executive and legislative organs, enactment and signing of the National Disability policies to enhance the protection and equitable delivery of developmental services for benefit of the persons with disabilities,” Itto explained.

 

She added that putting in place disability friendly and inclusive educational policy and curriculum to suit the needs of persons with disabilities, especially free education at primary, secondary and tertiary levels with exemption from payment of fees, special emphasis is hereby put in the teaching of Braille and sign language including the training of teachers for the visually and hearing impaired within and throughout the country.

 

“We appeal for inclusion of persons with Disabilities in the process of national Constitution Review so that we could be supported to make our submission and be involved in all phases of the review,” acting secretary General added.

 

Meanwhile Acuil Malith Banggol, SPLM secretary for Popular and syndicated Organizations said that “we call for a presidential Commission to investigate the affairs of the persons with disabilities with goal to enact policies that shal establish institutional framework and organizational culture that shall set up procedures and practices of collaborative fora to meet the needs of the persons with disabilities in the country”

 

“Disable women should share with the abled women 5% of 35% affirmative action provided for at all levels of government, the government should ensure that all public buildings and infrastructure are reasonably accessible to persons with disabilities through legislations,” Banggol continued.

 

He said that SPLM training programs shall reach out to organizations of persons with disabilities and shall encourage SPLM members amongst the persons with disabilities to attend the ongoing weekly trainings and orientation in SPLM resources center in Juba.

 

The two SPLM leaders was making this keynote at the symposium organized by the SPLM secretariat of popular and syndicated organizations to people with disabilities to air out their view.

 

The Upper Nile Times

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