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Increase Disability Services, A-G Urged

The Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation is appealing to Government to increase the disability services. Federation project officer Savaira Tinai said: “We call on the Government of Fiji to ‘Leave No
11 Jun 2016 13:56
Increase Disability Services, A-G Urged
Attorney-General and Finance Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with participants at the Budget forum for people with disabilities in Suva yesterday. Photo: Office of the Attorney-General

The Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation is appealing to Government to increase the disability services.

Federation project officer Savaira Tinai said: “We call on the Government of Fiji to ‘Leave No One Behind’ and improve vital services and income supports for persons with disabilities in 2017 Budget.

“We urge the Government to increase disability services provided in the community to facilitate the independent living of disabled people now and in future,” he said during the Budget consultation at Brown St yesterday.

Other requests made to Attorney-General and Minister for Finance Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum were:

 

Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation

Provision under the poverty benefit scheme is not sufficient, considering the adverse effects of the person with disabilities;

That government provide budgetary allocation and establish a disability supports scheme;

 

Ministry of Labour

To enable appropriate and a productive training for persons with disabilities in partnership/ consultation disable people organisation;

 

Ministry of Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport

Budgetary allocations for the provision of accessible mode of transportation include land/air/sea/river;

Budgetary allocation for the designing, planning and development of assessable embarking and disembarking for land/air/space and provision of parking space for persons with disabilities in major public facilities such as hospitals, town, market and sporting facilities.

 

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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