Disable impressed with PM's office building that is accessible for disability.

Arthur Simrai with VSDP staff at the PM’s office

For people with special needs, getting around government buildings takes a lot of planning.

They have to calculate every step, a very common experience for people with mobility issues and there are certain locations they cannot access.

They have to take into account energy levels, bench placements, walking time from bus routes and long lines.

Due to their disability, getting around from place to place is difficult.

But things start to change when disability became part of the National Development Plan of the government.

For Arthur Simrai, seeing infrastructures that have more accessible place for people with disabilities is simply great news.

Earlier last week, for the first time in his life he went to the Prime Minister’s Office to receive a cheque for the Vanuatu Society for Disabled People.

On arrival, Mr Simrai noticed the sanitation and hygiene room for disabled people, he went directly to have a look and he was impressed.

”It is my first time to come here and i like it, there is more space for people like me to move around and it is more accessible, i am happy and glad to see this,” he said.

Easing the challenges faced by Simrai and other people living with disabilities is what the government is trying to take into account as it plans future infrastructure projects.

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