Dr Robert Rukari cautions the public against neglecting people with disabilities
Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Morocco to Uganda Dr. Mwesigwa Robert Rukari has expressed concern and cautioned the public against neglecting children born with disabilities and People with Disabilities (PWD) at large.
While awarding medals to winners of Bishop Stuart University (BSU) Mbarara Marathon on Saturday March 14, 2020 at the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences Ruharo, Rukari said some people still associate disability to witchcraft and therefore challenged them to always visit medical specialists not witchdoctors in case a child is born with disability or any unusual condition.
He revealed that some parents or guardians and family members deny disabled children basic needs like education, a vice that is punishable by law.
On the same event, the University Vice Chancellor Prof. Maud Kamatenesi Mugisha who said disability isn’t inability revealed that the event was part of BSU Week that commenced March 8 till 15th as their annual event remembering when they received a charter and this is the 6th week since they started marking it.
At least Sh8 million was raised to help children with club foot under a partnership between BSU and OURS project under Ruharo Mission hospital.
The structure housing Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences is expected to be complete by September 2020, costing approximately Sh3 billion.
By Editorial – Aaron Ainomugisha – https://twitter.com/AaronAinomugis3