Group Calls for domestication of disability bill in Ebonyi

Group Calls for domestication of disability bill in Ebonyi

On Friday, December 1st, in commemoration of the International Day for persons with disabilities, a non-profit organisation Hope Inspired Foundation for Women and Youths with Disabilities in collaboration with JONAPWD Ebonyi State paid an advocacy visit to the Speaker of the State House of assembly Moses Odunwa.

Hope Inspired Foundation for Women and Youths with Disabilities project lead in the state, Nwite Oluchi while addressing the speaker called for the domestication of the disability draft bill as a tool to protect the rights of persons with disabilities in the state.

She stated that 4% of the population of persons in Ebonyi are persons with disabilities and they cannot be ignored as they form a significant number of the state population.

She further noted that empowerment and inclusive programming for person’s with disabilities Is the right pathway for the achievement of the sustainable development goals and social economic growth of the state.

The chairman Joint National Association of person’s with Disability (JONAPWD) Comrade Chieme Franklin presented a copy of the bill to the speaker.

Chieme urged the speaker to consider their plights and sign the bill into law as some other states have done for the well-being of their members.

Responding, the speaker Rt. Hon. Moses Odunwa represented by the deputy leader Rt. Hon. Joseph Ununu, a member representing Abakaliki South Constituency in the State House of Assembly assured the group that the assembly will do the needful when the bill officially gets to them.

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