The Chairman of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), Mr. Abdulai Masiyambay Bangurah on Tuesday 16th July, 2019 called on the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) established by section 2 (1) of Act No.3 of 2011, to invoke section 6 (2) of the same Act and recommend measures that, would guarantee the political rights of PWDs.
Those measures he says may include, but not limited to the amendment of the Disability Act, with a view to expressly provide for the political rights of PWDs. “The PPRC will be more than willing to lend its support to those efforts” he continued.
In his key note address, the PPRC Chairman implored The African Youth with Disabilities Network, to continue to collaborate with other youth groups in their advocacy, for a just and inclusive society, as envisage by goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The PPRC Chairman made these statements at a one day awareness raising workshop for PWDs participation in Governance and Politics in Sierra Leone.
With the theme, “Cohesive and Inclusive Participation in Governance and Politics in Sierra Leone”, the programme was organised by the African Youth with Disabilities Network Sierra Leone (AYDN-SL) in collaboration with the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) with funds from OSIWA.
The programme was climaxed with two interactive sessions on “Cohesive and Inclusive Participation in Governance and Politics in Sierra Leone” and “Introduction of the concept of Intersectionality and challenges faced by Persons with disabilities and recommendations for the way forward”