Madam Shameem said she is glad to offer her consultancy services and looks forward to undertaking the review of the FNCDP Act.
This is going to be a challenging project for me because this is the first time I will work with FNCDP.
The most interesting part of the project will be the consultation process with persons with disabilities and I look forward for that and also look forward to work with the Ministry to complete the review of the FNCDP Act.
Speaking on behalf of FNCDP, Dr Sitiveni Yanuyanutawa highlighted the review will provide greater recognition to the need and voices of persons living with disabilities.
Realistically speaking we are on the moon, as this is one of the biggest steps forward we have achieved and we have progressed to another level and we will work together with madam Shameem for the review of FNCDP Act and also the consultation process that will follow, Dr Yanuyanutawa said.
Dr Yanuyanutawa said the FNCDP Act 1994 will be reviewed after 18 years and it will take Fiji forward in its effort to ratify UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
When the FNCDP Act 1994 came into effect it was directed at creating a coordinating mechanism to look after the disability services at that time and since then we have progressed over the years, there have been a lot of changes especially in the structure of FNCDP, Dr Yanuyanutawa said.