Leaders pledge effective plans for the disabled

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, May 7:

Various political leaders expressed their commitment to introduce effective plans for the welfare of the disabled in their future agenda. They disclosed this while speaking at an interaction organised by Nepal Federation of the Disabled (NFD) here today. Leaders admitted that the past governments failed in implementing policies for the disabled. "There were definitely some shortcomings from our side in executing programmes for the disabled," said K B Gurung, ex-minister and central member of Nepali Congress, adding that it is a national problem and should be dealt with proper planning.

Sita Ram Maskey, UML leader blamed the shortcomings in the 2049 Act for the disabled. He informed that his party was going to introduce new policies which would ensure more participation of the disabled at the policy-making level. "Nation itself is passing through a critical juncture and hence the government cannot take a definite stand on the issue," said Lilamani Pokhrel, vice-president of Jana Morcha Nepal.