THE government must equip districts with disability trained personnel to implement and oversee the new community development budget under the 2014 DSIP, disability advocate Brown Kapi said.
While commending the government for creating an avenue for disability, youth and women for next year, Kapi said it was necessary to have trained and skilled officers placed in each district to administer the programme.
Kapi said the implementation of the programme was a concern that should be acknowledged and addressed.
“In order to implement projects for disability under the DSIP programmes, it requires each district to have at list one officer who is trained in handling disabilities and has sound mind to understand their needs.
“A training programme is essential to place a trained officer in each district to coordinate the projects where these officers must first go through some form of training and issued certificates of completion before they are engaged to handle the new and technical projects.
“The Department of Community Development and Department of Public Service must now work together with existing services providers in the country to run these special training programmes because without it this good concept may not serve its full potential,” Kapi said.
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