Disability bill to be tabled in parliament this September

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Attorney General Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin has said that a new bill to protect the rights of persons with disabilities will be tabled in September.

He gave the commitment after President of the Antigua and Barbuda Persons Living with Disability Association Bernard Warner paid a courtesy call on him today.

The meeting was in an attempt to raise awareness for the proposed Community-Based Rehabilitation Workshop.

Warner was accompanied by Dr. Glenville E Liburd from Nevis who is a family physician, but is also an advocate for persons living with a disability.

Liburd who for the last six years in his native country has been actively promoting CBR and is pleased to be in Antigua and Barbuda to offer his assistance to the local disability association in order to bring more awareness.

He said that “CBR is a strategy for the equalization of services for persons with disabilities involving themselves and families in their communities where they have better access to specialized expertise and they are empowered to help look after themselves to maintain independent sustainable living as much as possible.”

The Attorney General commended the President of the Disability Association for his efforts in raising awareness for a worthy cause.

 

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