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PNG Assembly of Disability Persons: “NCD City Rangers Need more training on approaching Persons Living With Disability”

By: Suli Suli – EMTV News Cadet Journalist, Port Moresby

The conduct of NCD City Rangers towards people living with Disability has been called into question.
President of PNG Assembly of Disability Persons, Jacklyn Garoau, says the current approach by City Rangers to vendors living with Disability is inappropriate, and should be changed.
This follows the reported assault of a person living with disability in December 2018.
The Assembly is calling for more training for City Ranger to prevent a similar incident from occurring.
The PNG Assembly of Disability Persons recently voiced their concerns on the treatment of People Living With Disability by NCD City Rangers, following reports of an assault of a person living with disability in December 2018.
PNGADP President, Jacklyn Garoau said, NCD City Rangers should be careful when dealing with street vendors – especially those living with disability.
Most times, the City Rangers use heavy-handed tactics towards street approach vendors in Port Moresby, which has become a cause for concern.
And as such, the Assembly is urging the National Capital District Commission to consider proper training for City Rangers, to assist them to improve their conduct, especially towards people living with disability.
The Assembly has also offered to assist city authorities in training for City Rangers, to assist improve their conduct.
Magna Carter, a human rights organization, is also supporting the PNG Assembly of Disability Persons regarding their stance on the rights of people living with disability.
Magna Carter Program Coordinator, Shirley Kaupa, says every person should be treated equally.

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