Disabilities Commission Meets with Government Ministries

Authored by: Bahamas Information Services
Source: Bahamas Information Services
Date: April 7, 2016


Pictured seated from left are: Kenya Laing, Assistant Secretary; Gabrielle Johnson, Administrative Cadet NCPD; Judy Simmons, Deputy Director of Co-Operatives; Iris Adderley, Consultant NCPD; Rena Glinton, Permanent Secretary.  Standing from left are: Dr. Edison Deleveaux, Deputy Director of Marine Resources; Albertha Bowleg, Accountant; Gregory Rahming, Deputy Director, Department of Agriculture; C. Anna Maria Fernander-Cote, Deputy Executive Secretary, NCPD; Townsley Roberts, Member NCPD; Lester Ferguson, Executive Secretary, NCPD; DeCosta Bethel, Chairman, NCPD; and Cephas Cooper, Under Secretary.


Members of The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), met with Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources Rena Glinton and senior Ministry officials, April 5, 2016 at the Ministry to give an overview of the work of the Commission and discuss designation of inspectors to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities) Act 2014.


It was noted the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources was the first Ministry to be visited by the Commission, and it is their intention to conduct similar meetings with all Government Ministries.


Miss Glinton welcomed the Commission and promised to urgently seek to address the issues raised.