NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY ( NCPWD) STRATEGIC PLAN
The 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.
The National Council for Persons with Disability (NCPWD) launched its five-year Strategic Plan on June 27th 2019 at the Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development (KICD). The strategic plan was developed as a fulfillment of the governments’ Vision 2030 initiative and the Third Medium Term Plan, considering the goals and objectives of The African agenda 2063, Medium Term Plan (MTP) III and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This strategic plan acts as the road-map that will drive the focus of NCPWD for the next five years (2018-2022). It will help foresee implementation of the council’s programs and advocate for the rights and equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities at the national, regional, and international levels.
The National Council for Persons with Disabilities envisions a barrier-free society for persons with disabilities.
Several guests from the ministry graced the occasion and gave out encouraging remarks towards the strategic plan and its implementation. Speakers of the day echoed the strategic plan being a roadmap that indicates the direction and timeframe for the ministry’s activities with regards to ensuring total inclusion of all persons when it comes to accessibility and allocation of resources.
The Guest of Honor, Cabinet Secretary Hon. (Amb.) Ukur Yatani during his speech mentioned the new platform of cash transfers for Persons with severe Disabilities.
The cabinet secretary highlighted the success from November 2018 when the ministry introduced new cash transfer payment model, which involved migrating the Inua Jamii beneficiaries from card to account based model of payment that is administered through four banking service providers (Equity Bank, Corporative Bank, KCB Bank and Post Bank). This shift gave PWDs an opportunity to have secure banking services that are void of long queues and gives them an opportunity to access any bank branch of their choice form their locations of residence as opposed to the previous years.
The guest of honor then officially launched the Strategic Plan (2018 – 2022).