CONGRATS: Ghati elected to represent PWDs at world Commonwealth MPs association

Hon Dennitah Ghati and ODM leader Raila Odinga

By MN Reporter

Nominated Member of Parliament Dennitah Ghati has carried the Migori county flag across the globe after being elected in a global association to represent People living with disability.

The first Migori Woman Representative was elected as the African Champion for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) to represent parliamentarians living with disabilities.

In 2014, the legislator survived a road accident.

“Commonwealth Parliamentarians Association announced nine Regional  Champions Network which will promote the rights of Commonwealth Parliamentarians in their respective regions and represent disability interests within CPA,” Capital News reported.. 

“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 CPwD champions will be a leading voice for persons with disabilities both within the CPA and parliaments,” CPA stated in a statement released Saturday.

Ghati position comes after improving awareness of disability issues of other Parliamentary staff across the Commonwealth and will represent the continent.

Other parliamentarians who were elected include Zill-Huma for Asia Region, Gareth Ward of Australia, Ann Jones of British Island, Kevin Murphy of Canada, Paul Richards of Caribean, America and Atlantic regions. 

Others are, Supriya Sule of India, Viam Pillay of Pacific Region and Adiba Mohd of South East Asia