In a media release today, the PNP says it “welcomes this opportunity for him to continue his advocacy for persons with disabilities on this international and multilateral platform. It is of great concern that many see persons living with disabilities as underserved, rendered invisible and in many ways excluded from general economic and social participation.”
The PNP said it “believes that this platform will be a useful forum for Senator Morris to add his voice and particular experience to the panel of 18 international experts for the enabling and empowering of persons living with disabilities in Jamaica and the Caribbean.
“The urgent task that remains will be to find the fiscal and policy priorities to ensure expanded access for persons with disabilities to buildings and spaces from which Healthcare and Education are delivered and through which economic participation be assured.
“The PNP observed that there is a greater need for access to secure employment and hope that through Senator Morris’ advocacy, our imagination will be expanded, and we will find ways to reduce unemployment among persons living with disabilities.”
“There are ground-breaking technologies and software that can enable greater participation by members of the community in the economic and social spheres and we hope that Senator Morris’ advocacy, will create new channels through which our citizens can gain access to these resources,” the PNP said as it offered its heartiest congratulations to Senator Morris and his family.
“May the next three years that he serves on this committee be amongst his most productive and impactful,” the PNP noted.
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