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CCD seeks disability inclusion in Imo, domestication of National Disability Law

by Inclusive News Network

Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has called for creation of a more inclusive and equitable Imo State for Persons with Disabilities.

The centre made the call on Wednesday, 31st day of January, 2024, at a one-day forum with disability cluster leaders on agenda setting: disability inclusion for the new government in Imo State.

Speaking on behalf of the management, Florence Attah, stated that the programme is poised at strategically influencing and shaping the priorities, policies and actions of the government towards creating a more inclusive and equitable Imo State for Persons with Disabilities.

Conversation revolved around “Comprehensive Analysis of the Imo State Government Agenda and overall Disability Inclusion in the State”, followed by a breakout session where disability cluster leaders spotlighted the key priorities for Persons with Disabilities in the new government.

The group commended the Imo State Government on the appointment of former
Senior Special Assistant and Special Adviser on Disability Matters, and also appreciates the building of ramps and walkways around some parts of the State Secretariat, and also celebrating the “white cane day”.

Participants at the end of the programme collectively resolved that the Imo State Government should prioritize inclusive education for children with disability, domesticate the National Disability Law (2019), accessible structures, inclusive healthcare delivery and social services, 5% quota system employment opportunities and political appointment among others in the next four years.

The event witnessed the presence of distinguished participants including representatives from Ministry of Information and Strategy, Imo State; Ministry of Women Affairs and Vulnerable Groups, Imo State; disability cluster heads, civil society organisations and the media.

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