The National Commission on Disability (NCD) will in September begin a house-to-house survey to gather information on persons with disabilities in Region Six, GINA said.
This was disclosed by Beverly Pile, Executive Secretary of the NCD at the National Toshaos Conference (NTC) Meeting, at the Arthur Chung International Convention Centre, Liliendaal on Friday.
Due to the remoteness of indigenous communities, Pile said that it is difficult for people with disabilities to be properly catered for. The survey according to Pile will be done in every region, but, “it will take some time.”
The NCD Secretary added, “we are situated in Georgetown, and if we don’t come out of our offices and come to places like these, to meet the toshaos and the persons who are very close to those persons with disabilities in the indigenous areas, we wouldn’t get them.”
Members of the NTC asked about the systems in place to assist persons with disabilities who have to travel to collect their public assistance. The Secretary explained that the NDC works in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection to assist such persons.