The Council Mandate

The Council derives its mandate from the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2003 which established it and outlined its core functions as follows:

  1. Formulating and developing measures and policies designed to achieve equal opportunities for PWDs;
  2. Cooperating with the government during the National Census to ensure that accurate figures of PWDs are obtained;
  3. Issuing orders requiring the adjustment of buildings that are unfriendly for use by PWDs;
  4. Recommending measures to prevent discrimination against PWDs;
  5. Encouraging and securing the rehabilitation of PWDs within their own communities and social environment;
  6. Registering persons with disabilities and institutions and organizations giving services to PWDs; and
  7. Raising public awareness on Disability


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