Out of the total population of 59,124 recorded in the 2010 Population and Housing Census 1,290 representing 2.2% are identified with some form of disability in the Ada West District. According to census report, the proportion of Persons with disability is higher among females (2.3%) than males (2.0%). The most common type of disability in the district is sight or visual impairment which accounts for 31.4% of forms of disability in the district. Physically challenged invariably constitutes the next highest disability representing 25.3% while emotional disability accounts for 19.4%.
In the Ada West District, Persons with disability who are employed constitute 46.4%. 2.9% are unemployed, while 50.7% of them are economically not active. In addition, the proportion of employed males who have disability (46.7%) is just as the same for the females (46.2%). The proportion of unemployed females who are disabled (2.7%) is lower than that of males (3.2%).
1. Lack of appreciation of issues affecting Persons With Disability (PWDs)
2. Inadequate comprehensive sports development policy
3. Inadequate social protection responses and programs for the underprivileged (poor, aged vulnerable child, child trafficking and child labour)
5. Transparent and Accountable Governance
4. Weak citizen engagement in in decision making and participation in development planning process.
5. Low women representation and participation in public life and governance
6. Dysfunctional Sub-District Structures
7. lack of adequate and reliable database to inform planning and budgeting
8. Inadequate infrastructure at the DA level especially the newly created districts
9. Weak financial base and management capacity of the District Assemblies
Date Created : 11/17/2017 5:34:26 AM