Nominated Member of Parliament Dennitah Ghati will represent the African region in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).
Ghati was announced among nine regional champions in the network to represent parliamentarians living with disabilities.
“The CPwD network has been established by the CPA to support the role of Parliamentarians living with disabilities and during the three-year term.
"The champions will be a leading voice for persons with disabilities both within the CPA and parliaments,” confirmed the association in a statement on Saturday, November 28, 2020.The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has announced nine new Regional Champions, selected to lead and champion the Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) network.
In the association, the legislator's mandate will include the promoting of the rights of Commonwealth Parliamentarians in their respective regions and represent disability interests within CPA.
The champions will also act to improve awareness of disability issues of other Parliamentary staff across the Commonwealth.
She will join Zill-Huma who will represent the Asia Region, Gareth Ward (Australia), Ann Jones of British Island, Kevin Murphy of Canada, Paul Richards of Caribean, America and Atlantic regions.
In parliament, Ghati has been an advocate for the disabled having sought to compel the government to provide assistive devices and required medical items free of charge to persons with disabilities.
In 2013, Ghati became the first Woman Representative for Migori County - becoming the first female elected legislator from the county.
Ghati damaged her spinal cord in a car accident in March 2014. since the accident, she has used a wheelchair.
The former journalist is the founder of Dennitah Ghati Disability Foundation, a non-profit charitable foundation that seeks to empower people with disabilities.Nominated Member of Parliament Dennitah Ghati
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