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    People with disabilities cry out to the government that they are being marginalised

    People with disabilities claim to be sidelined in everything related to the management of public life. They are found neither in the National Assembly nor in the Senate.

    Their disappointment is even greater with the recent appointment by the President of the Republic (Paul Biya) of 30 senators. No disabled person is on the list. This is distressing and reinforces the idea that disabled Cameroonians are marginalized in their own country.

    In the April 17, 2018 edition of the daily newspaper Le Jour, François Konfack Director of the National Platform of Organizations for the Promotion of the Inclusion of People with Disabilities says " we are still sad to see that so far no disabled person occupies a strategic position in our country to be able to influence decisions in our favor. We believe that the Head of State could weigh all his weight to ensure that a disabled person can be among the 100 senators in the Upper House of Parliament. In the National Assembly composed of 180 deputies and in the Government of more than 66 members, you will not see people with disabilities. 

    Recall that on April 6, 2018, the National Platform of Organizations for the Promotion of the Inclusion of Disabled People of Cameroon issued a statement, in which she implored the Presudent to appoint one of them to the post of senator.

    In the statement, the platform noted that people with disabilities represent "about 15% of the world's population of health. In Cameroon this corresponds to three million people with disabilities .

    The platform recognizes that there are however efforts to promote the civil and political rights of this class of people in Cameroon, but notes that the rate of participation in political and public life remains low.
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