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