The Hon. Minister of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton, Permanent Secretary—Melissa Tucker and Technical Officer—Natasha Singh-Lewis met with representative of the National Commission on Disability on March 5th, 2018.
The Agenda of the meeting included the Ministry’s policies and programmes that cater for Persons with Disabilities, Sensitization and Collaborations to improve the lives of PWDs. Consensus of the meeting comprised of the Ministry providing NCD with their Policy and Strategic Plan, a two-way sensitization programme in which both entities will sensitize persons in the outlining areas of Guyana and the Ministry assisting NCD with Advertising (printing of Disability Etiquette Posters).
The Commission continues to meet with Ministers to foster collaborations towards improving the lives of Persons with Disabilities in Guyana as well as, follow up with the strides made by Ministries with their responsibilities according the Guyana Persons with Disabilities Act, 2010.
NCD team consisted of Chairperson– Evelyn Hamilton, Executive Secretary—Beverly, Advocacy & Communication Office—Avonel Corrica and Commissioners—Patrick Singh and Roydon Croal.