SOMALIA DISABLED PEOPLE MEETING WITH INDEPENDENT COMMITTEE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM
On Monday 30 July 2018 group of disabled people representing the PWDs Persons with Disabilities and DPOs the disabled people organization took meeting with Somalia Independent Committee for the constitutional reform and amendment where they have discussion about the role of the PWDs and DPOs in the constitution and the participation of the political and governance in Somalia.
Mr. Abdullahi from the PWDs opened and thanked to the committee members and the PWDs in the meeting table with brief report of the aim they come to the meeting and handed over documents covering the demand of the PWDs and DPOs from the committee.
Mr. Bedel from the PWDs thanked again to the committee and asked if they are not citizens with equal rights, why not our rights and roles mentioned in the constitution. We great number in the society without legal representation in the constitution and governance.
Mr. Ahmed from the PWDs thanked to the committee members and asked to have articles mentioning the rights and power of the PWDs and DPOs in the constitution.
Mr. Sheikh Cumar thanked to the committee members mentioned lack of participation the government structure ministry, national agency and MPs from the PWDs.
Legal expert for the Somalia independent committee for the constitutional reform and amendment has presented the work of the team for the constitution and the role of the persons with disabilities where he made slide presentation covering the draft work parts of the constitution articles in the last government.
Mr. Osman Sheikh MP House of the People member of the committee thanked and welcomed the PWDs for their demand, he said of course there are some disabled persons among the parliament. Do you mean they are not representing us. No matter what every will take care of your demand and call to you consultation the case of the PWDs
Mr, Hussein Sheikh Mohamud MP the Upper House Senate the secretary of the committee thanked to the PWDs for their time and welcomed their demand. As I have discussed among you before we are in work to discuss with you the PWDs and DPOs about your demand from the constitution, we know there more that needs to be solved and we will have greater discussion about the mater.
Mr. Abdi Hasan Awale the chairperson of the independent committee for the constitutional reform and amendment thanked to the participants of the meeting and said I have received two document which are highlight five key point I will read for you. And after that ordered the committee further consultation for the document share with them by the PWDs. He added we are here for you and we your brothers and sister who are working the inclusion of every group the constitution. We promise you to have further consultation for the issue with all parts concerned.
Somalia Independent committee for the constitutional reform and amendments is joint team from the Hose of the People, the Upper House the Senate, federal state regional parliaments and federal state members mandated to the reform and amendment of the Somalia federal government draft constitution