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Rights of persons with disabilities must be protected: Ratu Epeli

March 28, 2021 6:06 am

The Speaker of Parliament stressed that he will always try to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities are protected.

Speaking at the National Disability Awards last night, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau reiterated that parliament will always do its best to see that the law fits all Fijians.

He says Fijians in the disability community have contributed a lot in nation-building, applauding their resilience during the pandemic.

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He reminded them of the Rights of People with Disabilities which has been passed in parliament saying Fiji is a proud nation that ensures the rights of all people.

“I wish to reassure that parliament encourages and supports the participation and contribution of persons living with a disability in its legislative  and August House process.” 

There were several awards categories at the event last night.

Fiji Spinal Injury President Joshko Wakaniyasi scooped the main award of the night.

He received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

“I receive this on behalf of all those that made it possible, my brother, my sister , my late parents, the volunteers in our office, everybody including the donors and the sponsors. They are the true champions.”

Wakaniyasi says he did not expect the award as he believes that it belongs to those who have contributed to supporting the community.

 

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