Mar 25, 2021
One of the major physical challenges that persons with disabilities face is accessibility. I have very high respect for those who have passed through the university education because I know that's one of the areas where the challenge is just too much. Moving from one amphitheatre to another in order to catch up with lectures is quite challenging. I had the opportunity to spend more than half a year in a very modern structure in Yaounde. Quite accessible for wheelchair users but one thing is that if you enter this structure and there's power failure, you are blocked because of lack of ramps along the staircases.
The 2010 law provides for adjustment of structures to suit the conditions of persons with disabilities. I was so happy to learn from an Inspector of Services in the ministry of Secondary Education who rejected a building project for lack of ramps in one of our regions. All efforts to use the backdoor system of envelopes were futile. When we do all of these, do we even for one minute think that we maybe the next person in need of this service? Let's learn to be our brothers' keepers. Remember, you are blind if you see nothing in your sister exvept the physical challenges. In God's image, we're made. Happy weekend.