APGA guber candidate in Enugu vows to implement Disability Act
Frank Nweke, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Enugu, has promised protection, inclusion and implementation of the Disability Act in the state if elected.
He also said he was committed to the welfare of the People Living with Disabilities (PLWDs).
Mr Nweke stated this when his Okeifufe Campaign Group delivered a wheelchair to a PLWD in Enugu simply identified as AbdulRahman.
The candidate said he had consistently stated his commitment to prioritising the rights and well-being of PLWDs in the state.
He also outlined the key ways his administration planned to improve the lives of the physically challenged and provide opportunities for every individual to be a partner in the development of the State.
“We will develop a data-driven approach that identifies the vulnerable in our state and integrate everyone in our plans for education, health, human rights, environment and social services.
“Our administration will be inclusive, and PLWD will have adequate representation in our government as APGA philosophy of Onye Aghana Nwanne Ya – ‘Do not leave your brother behind’ will be what will guide everything we do, and no one will be left behind.
“We will ensure that our urban planning, infrastructure, regulations, and institutions are developed to foster accessibility, inclusion, protection of rights and implementation of the Disability Act.”
Mr Nweke added that his government would ensure that public buildings are well equipped with ramps to make mobility easier for PLWDs.
“We will work with all stakeholders from non-governmental organisations, the private sector and faith-based organisations to create opportunities for empowerment and self-sustenance while providing welfare packages for the most vulnerable members.
He hinted that their mission would be driven by the eight Sustainable Development Goals aimed to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.”
“It is also worthy of note that APGA in Enugu State has PLWD as party leaders and candidates, with competence, character and the capacity to deliver,” Mr Nweke said.
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