By Byamukama Libino
National Union of disabled Persons in Uganda-NUDIPU has called on the locals to always respect and value the rights of persons with disabilities in their communities.
The call was on Friday made by John Ninsiima the NUDIPU programs director while meeting persons from the parishes of Buhara sub county in Ndorwa East at Buhara sub county headquarters.
Ninsiima added that NUDIPU is undertaking a project dubbed Together for Inclusion aimed at promoting and protecting the rights of PWDS in the society.
He added the project helps the PWDS to seat and participate in the
Budget conferences, getting involved in service delivery in addition to being included in planning and decision making in their respective areas.
He further reveals that the project focuses of empowering the PWDS and not giving handouts which he says is not sustainable.
The participants were from the parishes of Buhaara , Kafunjo, Ntarabana, Rwene, Bugarama and Katenga.
Buhara sub county chief Allen Kakuru says that the persons with disabilities have always struggled to have their views heard and also struggled to have their concerns addressed due budgetary constraints.
She called for collective responsibility towards promoting rights of persons with disabilities saying that they have always been victims of rape and defilement.