County Government of Uasin Gishu has been identified as one of the most complied county in the implementation of laws protecting the rights and dignity of the people living with disabilities.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to Uasin Gishu County, the chairman of National Council for Persons Living With Disabilities Mr. Peter Muchiri said that they are planning to award Governor Mandago for the exemplary gesture.
Muchiri also lauded the good working relationship between his Council and the County Government of Uasin Gishu. He noted that the relationship will further be enhanced by partnering on programme implementation.
I have come to personally thank you, Your Excellency, for what you are doing to our people, we are using Uasin Gishu as an example of how counties should collaborate with our office” Said Muchiri.
On his part, Governor Mandago assured the Council that Uasin Gishu County will always be ready to work with them. He revealed that his administration has set aside monies to fund PWD projects and programmes in the County.
On the request for mobility devices, the County Boss asked the Council representative in Uasin Gishu to liaise with the County Department of the Education, Sports, Culture and Social Services on how to jointly purchase the mobility devices.
….. I am aware that the Council’s budget is not sufficient for all the PDW’s needs, we will supplement especially on mobility assistant to the severe cases, full bursaries to PWD and their children” said, Governor.
County Government of Uasin Gishu has given equal opportunities to as many qualified PWDs as possible in order to fulfill at least the five (5%) percent statutory requirement in the public service Disability Policy and Guidelines.
The Governor further said that his government is planning to construct a special school and a disability assessment centre in Tarakwa to assist in the early and proper identification of PWDs so that they are assisted early enough.
On PWD access to buildings, the Governor urged planners, engineers and architects to always consider PDW access areas in homes, churches, commercial buildings and other public areas.