TAF Frowns Discrimination Against PWDs, Sues For Inclusion

In Breaking News, Reports

By Sylvia Akpan

The Albino Foundation (TAF) Africa has carried out a sensitization exercise frowning against discrimination against Persons With Disabilities in public, private sector and in governance in Cross River State.

In an event held in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, facilitated by Dr. Owoade Philip Adeleke, the Foundation also sued for equal inclusion of PWD in the State.

He noted that discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, education, and accommodation among others are now criminal offenses; clinging to Disabilities act, 2019, and Disability Rights Law.

In his presentation, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TAF Jake Epele said the foundation is passionate about Cross River State because of the establishment of a project that speaks with inclusivity in a very important area which the State has done well by embracing the project.

“We’ve developed the guidelines for inclusive election and we are working with the office of the Secretary to the Government and para adventure, we would also work directly with the Governor. He has shown tremendous interest in what we are doing and at the end of the day, we would push and break the seal for inclusivity using this State as a role model.

“When it comes to implementation, the government can produce a framework to implement a particular law. It is the critical stakeholders that implement and that’s why we are walking directly with critical stakeholders and robbing minds with them, exposing them to the best practice when it comes to implementation.”

The State Coordinator, Advocacy for Women With Disability Initiative, Cross River State, Iquo Mkpang, expressed optimism that the government of Governor Bassey Otu will work with people with disability; first by implementing the Disability Bill passed into law by former Governor Ben Ayade.

The interactive session had questions and answers as well as group work presentations by participants.

You may also read!

Governor Otu, Wife Flags Off Free Medical Outreach In Ikom, Assures More Supports

By Sylvia Akpan, Government House Correspondent In a bid to keep to the people’s first mantra and the ‘Health

A victim of the Ambazonian separatists invasion of Belegete, a NIgerian community stares at inuries he sustained while escaping from them. The village head, some youths and women have been abducted. 7/12/2023 (Credit: www.crossriverwatch.com)

JUST IN: Armed Ambazonians Fingered In Abduction Of Nigerian Community Leader

By CrossRiverWatch Admin Armed Ambazonian rebels have been fingered as the culprits behind the abduction of a Nigerian community


Obongship Tussle: Governor Otu ‘Lacks Powers To Set Aside Supreme Court’s Judgement’ – Traditional Rulers Council Kicks

By Godwin Otang The recent position of the Government of Cross River State led by Senator Bassey Otu, on


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now