The President of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities Merphilus James is challenging Government to provide incentives to businesses to undertake infrastructural adjustments to accommodate employees with disabilities This as the Council begins offering prosthetic limbs to persons who need them at affordable rates.
Two years ago, the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCOPD) received funding from Australian counterparts for the manufacture of prosthetic limbs. The Council was also referred to a US prosthetist trained in the manufacturing of the limbs. This comes at a time when prosthetic limbs are in greater demand because of the prevalence of diabetes which has led to an increase in amputations.
The Council is also concerned about the right to employment for the differently abled. The organization vows do everything in 2019 to ensure that legislation governing employment for the differently abled is passed. Some countries have minimum quota legislation which requires businesses to employ a certain number of persons with disabilities
Statistics indicate that Countries forfeit 3-7 % of their GDP when persons with disabilities are excluded from the workforce