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Remmy Butia December 3, 2019


December 3 marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD). Today, the County Government of Nandi joined other agencies and civil society organizations to celebrate “a day for all”, highlighting that disability is part of the human condition and a manifestation of diversity in our societies.

The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Promoting the Participation of Persons with Disabilities and their Leadership: Taking Action on the 2030 Development Agenda.” In line with this, the county government of Nandi is focusing on the empowerment of PWDs for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development.

The County Government of Nandi aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities 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.

While leading residents in marking the day, Nandi Deputy Governor Dr. Yulita Cheruiyot said that in order to build a more accessible environment for persons with disabilities, culture should be promoted in the society, and the public should be aware that disability is not farfetched and can happen to anyone in any time of their life.

“Our main goal is that people with disabilities lead an independent life with effective participation in the community and to be able to work and have a normal life like other citizens,” she noted.

Through the Department of Culture and Social Welfare, the deputy governor donated empowerment tools including sewing machines, salon kits and wheel chairs.

“It is our objective that persons with disabilities are empowered to fully and equally participate in Nandi county’s development process, so that the Sustainable Development Goals are realized not only for persons with disabilities, but also by and with persons with disabilities,” said the deputy county boss.

Present at the event were County Government and National Government officials.

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