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 [...]