By Ebrima Darboe (Frings)
The president of the republic Adama Barrow has manifested signs of an all-inclusive government. Recently, he nominated Ndey Yassin Secka Sallah, a visually-impaired as a parliamentarian.
This nomination made her the country’s first female visually impaired parliamentarian. Madam Secka has long been advocating for the rights of persons with disability. In fact, she has become one of the prominent voices of disables in the country, serving as executive member of GOVI and the Gambia Federation for the Disable.
“I was not expecting such a move by the president but I thank God for the nomination. I am now at the right place” she told The Stone Circle.
The former government has failed to adopt the disability bill, this had rose some eye browse as to whether it cares about the lives and livelihoods of disabilities.
Hon. Secka therefore calls for a system change and urged Gambians to be better people.
“Whatever you have in so-called able bodies, you have it in disabilities. I think we should change. We are talking about a regime change but what about a system change. A better Gambia is possible but we cannot make it better unless we become better people,” she maintained.
Secka concluded by urging her fellow parliamentarians to forget about their parties as elections are over and work for the betterment of the Gambia.
The Stone Circle had an interesting interview with a visually impaired Nusrat student who is preparing for his grade 12 final exams. Wait and see!