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Persons with disabilities appeal for Centre

James Atem, Secretary General of Persons with Disability in Wau on

16th April (photo by Mandela Nelson Denis)

By Mandela Nelson Denis

Persons with disabilities in Wau have demanded for a Center to conduct their activities.

James Atem, the Secretary General of persons with disabilities in Wau said they did not have any office where they address their issues.

“The issues affecting us can be addressed in the office not home and other activities can be held at the Centre if we managed to get one,” said James

He made the remarks during a dialogue meeting in Wau town, adding that they were running their work from home due to lack of office.

“Some people say we are not serious because we don’t have an office but we have so many issues such as women with disabilities who sometimes get impregnated and later get neglected,” he explained.

“If we have center point, all persons with disabilities can find a way to solve their problems,” stressed James

He said although it was the responsibility of the government to provide them with office and donor community can also support them.

James added that women with disabilities in Wau state arefacing a lot of challenges.

He said some women were surviving alone with their children as single mothers and they don’t know the whereabouts of their husbands.
The dialogue was organized to restore the lost glory of Wau town as the state was recovering from gripes of conflict.

 

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