PWDs Call For Inclusion In The National Population Census

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Officials from the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) on June 26th 2023 appealed to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) for more Inclusion in the National Population Census slated for August.

According to Robinson Otim, a NUDIPU Board member representing the Epilepsy Support Association called for disability-responsive data collection mechanism for the marginalized groups as the Bureau prepares to conduct the national census in August.

“The Uganda Bureau of Statistics is mandated to do the work for the country, so we demand that they collect the data, the data is not enough,” said Otim.

Otim stated that the data collected is not enough, which is why people with disabilities are not included in productive and decent work to realise their aspirations within society.

John Ninsima, the director of programmes at NUDIPU, said UBOS has since added only four more forms of disability to register people with different disabilities.

“People with different forms of disabilities like Albinism, little people, and many others have been added to the upcoming population census,” said Ninsima .

NUDIPU urges government to ensure that a disability perspective in all aspects of policy and labour legislation, effective implementation and enforcement of existing disability laws and policies, and providing for equal employment.

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