LAW TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITY AGAINST DISCRIMINATION AND ABUSE UNDERWAY IN DELTA: DELTA ATTORNEY-GENERAL ASSURES PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PERSONS.

Thu Feb 16 2017

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF DELTA STATE AND COMMISSIONER FOR JUSTICE, MR. PETER MRAKPOR HAS ASSURED PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITY IN THE STATE OF GOVERNMENT ADEQUATE PROTECTION OF THEIR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND AGAINST ALL FORMS OF MOLESTATION, DISCRIMINATION AND ABUSE.

HE SAID AN EXECUTIVE BILL THAT CRIMINALIZE ABUSE AND DISCRIMINATION OF PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITY WOULD SOON BE FORWARDED TO THE STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY FOR CONSIDERATION AND PASSAGE.

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL STATED THIS WHEN HE GRANTED AUDIENCE TO PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITY FROM DELTA NORTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE IN HIS CHAMBERS ON WEDNESDAY, 15 APRIL, 2016 IN ASABA.

BARR. MRAKPOR WHILE EMPHASIZING THAT IT WAS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT AND PROMOTE HUMAN DIGNITY AND RIGHTS OF ALL PERSONS IN SOCIETY AGAINST TORTURE, HARASSMENT, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT, MAINTAINED THAT EVERY INDIVIDUAL IS ENTITLED TO RESPECT IRRESPECTIVE OF STATUS AND ABILITIES.

THE JUSTICE COMMISSIONER WHO ACCEPTED TO BE THE PATRON OF THE DELTA NORTH CHAPTER OF PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITY SOUGHT FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE ENACTMENT OF A LAW THAT PROTECTS THEIR RIGHTS. WHILE PROMISING TO LOOK INTO A CASE OF AN ALLEGED ILLEGAL ARREST AND DETENTION OF ONE OF THEIR MEMBER, A DEAF AND DUMB BY THE POLICE WHO COULD NEITHER READ NOR WRITE AND CANNOT SPEAK BECAUSE OF HIS CONDITION, THE DELTA CHIEF LAW OFFICER TOLD THEM TO REPORT ANY CASE OF PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITY IN PRISON CUSTODY FOR REVIEW.

EARLIER, THE COORDINATOR OF THE GROUP, OJEME MONDAY WHILE PRESENTING SEVERAL ISSUES THAT AFFECT PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITIES IN THE STATE, THANKED THE STATE GOVERNOR SENATOR DR. IFEANYI OKOWA FOR HIS EMPOWERMENT PACKAGE AND MONTHLY STIPENDS FOR SOME OF THEIR MEMBERS ACROSS THE STATE. THEY ALSO THANKED THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR INITIATING A DRAFT BILL FOR AN ENACTMENT OF A LAW AGAINST DISCRIMINATION OF PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITIES IN THE STATE.

 

IVOVI ARUORIWO

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

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