Valorising Physically Challenged Persons : Parliamentary Network To Champion Course Created

Abbreviated “The Bridge”, the platform has as mission, playing an intermediary role between physically challenged persons and the public while accelerating the resolution of their problems.

In an effort to accompany the government of Cameroon and partners in protecting the rights of persons living with disabilities, a Network of Parliamentarians for the Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Public Life abbreviated “the Bridge” has been created in Yaounde. The information was made known in Yaounde on June 27, 2019 during a validation workshop chaired by its President, Senator Pierre Flambeau Ngayap. The network consisting five Senators and six Members of Parliament (MPs) from different political parties has as mission playing an intermediary role between physically challenged persons and the public while accelerating the resolution of their problems by the government of Cameroon and encouraging their participation in the activities of the nation. 
According to Senator Pierre Flambeau Ngayap, the parliamentary network is aimed at advocating for the respect of the rights of physically challenges persons in the community and assisting the government to take more consideration in helping these persons by ensuring that their problems are solve accordingly. “They need to be taken into consideration in the process of national decision making as statistics indicate their population counts about 3 million persons and they contribute in electoral process,” he stated, adding they will work with partners to attend their objective.    

For Senator George Kinyang, the legislators who they are have to facilitate the putting in place of laws that promote the rights of these persons and ensure that they function normally in society. “People who are physically disabled do not need to feel that they don’t have anything to contribute to the building of our society. We are all children of God and talents a...

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