The Portfolio Committee on Social Cluster is conducting Disability Equity Bill public hearings in Lesotho.
The Bill seeks to domesticate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities in order to prevent and uphold fundamental freedoms of the people living with disabilities.
The draft bill also comprises of an array of legal rights of persons living with disabilities including rights of access to services including health, the provision of education and the creation of the Disability Advisory Council.
The public hearings being supported by SAPST will be held from the 19th to the 23rd of November.
The Committee is divided into two groups- Group A is conducting the hearing in Mafeteng while Group B is running the other hearing in Mohale’s Hoek. The two groups will meet in Quthing for the afternoon hearing.
Hon. Kholumo addressed the public on behalf of the Chairperson who has led Group B in Mohale’s Hoek.
In his address, he explained the purpose of the visit and emphasised the importance of public participation in the law making process. He went further to explain the intention of the Bill as contained in the objects and reasons of the Bill