NCD Comprehensive Household Survey in Region 4 (Demerara Mahaica)

NATIONAL COMMISSION ON DISABILITY  NOTICE The National Commission on Disability (NCD) is conducting a comprehensive household Survey in region 4 Demerara-Mahaica. This household Survey is aimed at ascertaining the number of persons living with disabilities, their living conditions, needs, capacities, locations and contact information. Subsequently, telephone Interviews will be done to obtain additional information of PWDs in accordance with the Survey’s Instrument. The survey’s Field Verification exercise continues until June 30, 2022. The NCD is urging all Persons with Disabilities, their parents or guardians who have not yet provided Field Staff with PWDs contact information to do so before the [...]

Chairman – Mr. Cecil Morris: Message for IDPWD 2021 – Guyana Council of Organisations for Persons with Disabilities

Guyana Council of Organisations for Persons with Disabilities Chairman - Mr. Cecil Morris: Message for IDPWD 2021 ON this day, as we observe International Day of Persons with Disabilities under the theme “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world”, let us be reminded THAT the community of persons with disabilities still remains a vulnerable and marginalized group within our Guyanese society. The plethora of issues plaguing the lives of PWDs are still present.  Each year we highlight the circumstance of this marginalized group in our population with the hope of long term [...]

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021: Speech by: Mrs. Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon Attorney-at-Law & Chair (Ag) of the National Commission on Disability

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021 Speech By: Mrs. Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon Attorney-at-Law & Chair (Ag) of the National Commission on Disability “Leave no one behind – Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Guyana” Today, in observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, let us spend a few moments reflecting on the theme for this year which is: “Leadership and Participation of Persons with Disabilities toward an Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable post-COVID”, which focuses on the empowerment of Persons with Disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development in keeping with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “Leave no [...]

  • Hon. Robeson Benn, M.P Minister of Home Affairs

Minister Benn Met with Representatives of the National Commission on Disability

Honourable Robeson Benn– Minister of Home Affairs moments ago met virtually with Board members and Officers of the National Commission on Disability (NCD). The Commission was pleased to note that the Minister was au fait with the Disability Act and the Ministry’s Responsibilities in clauses (30) and (31) which highlight ‘Mobility of vehicle. Cap. 51:02 and Access to Public Transportation by Persons with Disabilities respectively’. NCD’s Chairperson (ag.) Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon underscored the importance of “Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities” in accordance with the Disability Act. “There are currently no programmes in place by the Ministry on accessibility for Persons with [...]

New Tax Exemption for Persons with Disabilities

Are you a person with a disability applying for Customs & Vat Exemptions? Here's what you need to do: Become a registered member of the National Commission on Disability (NCD). Its free Identify the vehicle or phone you want to buy Download and print the Tax Exemption Application form from GRA Website or Pick one up from the NCD NCD sends you to the medical specialist to certify your disability Take/Send this document (+completed application form) back to the NCD NCD prepares your package of documents Take the documents to an ASYCUDA-trained Customs Broker The Broker uploads your documents to [...]

CDC’s Post—Project Assessment

The National Commission on Disability (NCD) participated in a Post-Project Assessment that was facilitated by the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) on February 14th, 2018. The assessment was done at the Fort Ordnance Primary school where retro-fitting, enhancement and equipping works were done; so as to use the school as an emergency shelter to mitigate flood risk in the Ordnance Fortland area. The structural and environmental conditions of the school and its immediate environs were the components of assessment. Further, categories included Physical Structure & Spacing, Safety and Security and Health, Sanitation and Hygiene. Required recommendations were provided such [...]

  • NCD Meets Hon. Minister of Social Cohesion

NCD Meets Hon. Minister of Social Cohesion

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). [...]

  • Ministry of Social Protection Training Seminar

Ministry of Social Protection Training Seminar

The Ministry of Social Protection Labour De-partment held a Seminar for Public and Private Sector Organisations on February 8th, 2018. The training session was held in the Ministry’s Boardroom located at 82 Brickdam, Georgetown. Components of the Seminar were the ‘Leave with Pay Act’ and the ‘National Minimum Wage Order’, facilitated by Attorneys-At-Law Ms. Kimberly Yearwood and Mr. Kevin Morgan. In his Opening Remarks of the Seminar, Mr. Charles Ogle– Chief Labour Officer urged participants to seeks clarifications on the con-tent of the presentations to be aware of legal guidelines as Employers and employees. A total of twenty-five participants [...]

NCD Meets C.H.& P.A Representatives

Representatives of the National Commission on Disability (NCD) met with a team from the Ministry of Communities—Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH& PA) on February 20th, 2018 at the Commission’s Secretariat 49 Croal Street, Georgetown. The meeting was requested by CH&PA’s Project Engineer Randolph Hunte. The Commission welcomed this form of collaboration which addresses the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Housing, as stipulated in the Guyana Persons with Disabilities Act, 2010. The Agenda of the meeting focused on the required specifications for constructing houses for Persons with Disabilities in particular the blind and wheel chair users. CH&PA’s “Housing [...]