The Inauguration of National Commission for Disabilities, UB Academician: Prioritize the Government Sector

President Joko Widodo has officially inaugurated the National Commission for Disabilities, Tuesday (1/11/2021). There are seven members who are officially appointed by the President.

By the inauguration of the National Commission for Disabilities, the lecturer of Sociology FISIP UB, Slamet Tohari MA, hopes that the commission members will be able to carry out their duties in accordance with the mandate of Law Number 8 of 2016 concerning persons with disabilities.

“First, of course, they must be able to carry out their duties as mandated by Law number 8 of 2016,” he said, Wednesday (2/11/2021).

Furthermore, the man who is active in the Study Center of Disability Services, Universitas Brawijaya encourages the National Commission for Disabilities to be able to fight for the fulfillment of the rights of people with disabilities in every sector. The most important in the government sector.

“Especially in the government sector first. Every Ministry can fulfill the rights of people with disabilities to services,” said Slamet Tohari.

He assessed that the newly inaugurated commission should have a target in the first year, especially in the implementation of the rights of people with disabilities in the government sector.

“Because in my opinion it has not been inclusive so far,” continued the man who is familiarly called Amek.

This great hope is conveyed by the teaching staff at UB to the seven members of the National Commission for Disabilities. One of them is able to work optimally and is able to encourage the values ​​of inclusiveness to be implemented.

“Before it can reach all levels of society, at least in the government first,” concluded Slamet Tohari.

The seven members of the National Commission for Disabilities that were just appointed by President Jokowi yesterday are Dante Rigmalia as chairman and concurrently as a member. Deka Kurniawan as deputy chairman and member. Eka Prastama as member, Kikin Purnawirawan as member, Fatimah Asri Mutmainah as member, Jonna Arman Damanik as member and Rachmita Harahap as member. (*/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir).