IGANGA – The opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Party has on Tuesday joined the rest of the World in commemorating the People with Disability (PWDs) day running under the theme of “Promoting Disability inclusive programming for an accessible future”.
The FDC PWD’s League led by its National Vice Chairman Denis Peter Ouma is participating in the National Commemoration at Iganga Municipal Primary School.
The annual observance of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3.
The Day aims at promoting the rights and wellbeing of PWD’s in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of Persons with Disabilities in every aspect of political, social economic and cultural life.
FDC says it holds PWDs in high esteem and saying that they are part of the decision making processes in the Party.
FDC’s manifesto 2016-2021 on the PWDs included;
- Establish an innovation fund for PWD’S to improve their social-economic livelihoods.
- Enable differently-abled persons by protecting their Political, economic and social rights and eliminate discrimination from the job market, in civil service and other economic activities.