10 Jul 2013

People living with disablity in PNG want to be part of 2015 Pacific games

10:00 am on 10 July 2013

People living with disability in Papua New Guinea are asking whether the government has plans to include them in the 2015 Pacific Games.

The Post Courier reports they are asking the sports minister, Justin Tkatchenko, and the contractors working on the sporting facilities how they may be included, not only in the competition but in accessing the venues as spectators.

The founder and chairman of the Kapi Foundation, Brown Kapi, says the government is for the people, and any public resources or money spent must benefit both the able-bodied and disabled.

Mr Kapi says a lot of money is being allocated to the games and he wonders if facilities for wheelchair-bound people like him are included in the preparations.