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11:19
11:19

PWD’s Decry Prohibitive Accessibility to Financial Banking Services financial access 2 1

Noah Muwanika, a PWD who walks with the help of clutches cannot access the ATM’s alone. He cannot stand alone, not even standing in the lengthy banking hall queues for hours.
12:44
12:44

Karamoja Youths Want Provision of Transport to Electoral Colleges 6 1

Emily Moses Akol, the District Youth Chairman for Kaabong says participation in elections of youth leaders is always very low as delegates fear to meet transport costs. He says the issue has created vulnerability in the choices of youth leaders as the youth vote candidates with money.
12:42
12:42

Rubanda Leaders Demand Audit of PWD Funds rubanda district 3

Kenneth Jogo Biryabarema, the Kabale District Chairman says that the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer should conduct an audit of the funds in order for transparency to be realized.
15:52
15:52

PWDs Protest Sorry State of Rehabilitation Center demonstration 6 4

The Kabale District PWDs Councilor, Anna Kobusingye, says they were forced to stage a demonstration after waiting for the authorities to intervene and save the situation in vain.
07:22
07:22

NRM Rallies PWD Delegates to Vote Party Candidates in By-election nrm party 4 1

In their judgment, a panel of justices of the court of appeal including Justices Remmy Kasule, Elizabeth Musoke and Catherine Bamugemereire concurred with Achan Joyce and Dr. Bernard Mayanja that the High Court was wrong to dismiss their election petitions.
10:28
10:28

Sheema District on the Spot for Messing Staff Housing Project 1

Jackson Musinguzi, the representative of People with Disabilities, says that there was no management committee to supervise and monitor the construction of the teachers house.
09:39
09:39

Uganda Lacks a Special Needs Education Policy special education 2

Jeruth Tinka, the Senior Education Officer for Special Needs Education policy in the Education Ministry, says they drafted the Special Needs policy in 2012, but it was never sent to parliament for discussion and approval.
11:39
11:39

Activists Want PWDs Bill 2014 Amended consolidated fund 3 1

Civil Society Organizations that advocate for the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) want the 2014 PWD Bill amended to make it compliant with the international convention on rights for the disabled. Meeting with Parliament\'s Gender committee of parliament today, the coalition members appealed to MPs to create a disability fund to be established under the People with Disabilities Bill, 2014 by Government that is to be charged on the consolidated fund.
09:54
09:54

Luweero Home For Blind Persons Fails Sustainability Test disability 4

On visiting the home, Namigadde was shocked to learn from some of the women that they are forced to trade sex for food. Some of the women even went so far as to request that they be returned to their former homes to get away from the abuse.
16:11
16:11

Abalema Group Stage Demo land wrangles

A group of people with disabilities in Kampala under their association, Abalema United Effort, have staged a demonstration in Kampala to protest the give-away of their land.
11:05
11:05

Uganda Polio Project Gives PWPD New Hope polio immunization 2

The Uganda Polio Project that aims at providing People with Physical Disabilities (PWPD’s) with treatment and assistive devices, has seen more than 200 PWPD’s improve their mobility and engage in other economic activities.
15:43
15:43

NUDIPU Wants Law on Cohabitation pwds 1

NUDIPU say a law on cohabitation would protect many people with disabilities who are in relationships with able bodied partners. The law would ensure their offspring especially are not rejected upon the death of the able bodied partner.
17:13
17:13

Hope As First Braille Bible Is Launched disabled people 3

Visually impaired people will now be able to read a complete version of the bible in Braille; even though the 43 volume book is still bulky and unaffordable for everyday use. Piled up, the 43 volumes make 2.5 meters high and weigh about 45kgs.
13:22
13:22

PWDs: Consider Us for Formal Employment 3

The PWD’s interviewed today by URN criticize stake holders in the employment sector for failing in their mandate to put up an enabling environment for PWD’s to acquire jobs in Uganda.
09:31
09:31

Kabarole PWDs Beat Odds To Achieve Dreams 1

Despite being denied employment, PWDs in Kabarole district have acquired skills and are self employed to earn a living.
20:08
20:08

PWDs Petition Parliament Over Delayed Legislation dissability bills 3

Organizations for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) on Monday moved to petition the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, to speed up the passing of bills already in parliament that intend to safeguard disability rights.
13:53
13:53

Lira To Build First Secondary School For Blind Children pwds 2

Lira district local government is considering establishing a learning institution that will be offering secondary school education to blind children in the area.
19:10
19:10

Employ Sign Language Interpreters, PWDs Appeal disabilities

Agwang, who is herself deaf, narrated that hard of hearing pregnant woman are often neglected when they report to hospitals for medical care.
15:36
15:36

Disabled Mothers Put Moyo Health Facilities To Task disability

Josephine Amadriyo, another disabled mother says the situation is unfortunate. She says she has opted to deliver the last two of her children from home instead of suffering in health facilities that do not help them. She says in addition to poor facilities for the disabled mothers, the nurses are abusive.
15:11
15:11

PWD Councilors Clash With CDO over Funds

A dispute has broken out between Luweero District Community Development Officer and PWD councilor over the use of the 2 million shillings that was budgeted for the group activities each year.
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