VULNERABILITY, EXCLUSION AND EMPOWERMENT
Disability and Social Life in the District
Exclusion and the negative perception about people living with disabilities have greatly affected the psycho-social make-up of the disabled in the District. Disabled people interviewed have psycho-social problems due to exclusion, financial difficulties, poor access to proper medical care and other basic social services. A sizeable percentage of PWDs in the District do not participate in family activities whiles others are either consciously or unconsciously excluded from all kinds of community activities.
Participation of women in the political life of the District is not encouraging. Currently, there are only three Assemblywomen who are government appointees to the assembly. Considering the role women play in both the local and national economy, the low participation of women in the decision making process of the District means that their views would not be fully reflected in development activities, and this has serious implication for the overall development of the District. Currently, the Assembly has no concrete plans to promote women’s activities in the District.
National Disaster Management Organization
National Disaster Management Organization became fully operational in the District in September, 2009. The organization has eleven operational zones in the District with eleven zonal staff. The organization so far distributed a number of relief items to victims of disaster throughout the zones. The table below shows the service level of the organization.
No report of disaster was recorded since the first quarter of 2010. The secretariat has no office accommodation left alone office equipment, such as table, chairs, computers and accessories. There are no personnel also in the secretariat. The secretariat currently has only one staff-District Co-ordinator
Refer to pdf file attached for tables