Government called upon to do more for disabled individuals

Guy Yearwood Jr, Principal of the Victory Centre, a school for children of all needs has called on the government to do more to assist Persons with Disabilities within Antigua and Barbuda.

Yearwood Jr who was speaking on ZDK’s Observer radio this morning called on the government to make buildings within the country more accessible to disabled individuals.

Speaking from experience as a right leg amputee, Valarie London Davis Secretary at the National Vocational and Rehabilitation Centre for disabilities spoke about how difficult it is for a physically challenged individual within Antigua and Barbuda.

Davis said that for a developing country like Antigua and Barbuda more needs to be done to cater to individuals with disabilities.

This comes as International Day for Persons with Disabilities draws nearer.

The theme for this year is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want,” which draws attention to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and how these goals can create a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities.

Yearwood Jr further went on to give details on some of the activities that Antigua and Barbuda has planned to commemorate World Disability Day on December 3rd.

News Reporter

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