Monday, December 05, 2005

Taxi bosses slammed for poor treatment of differently-abled people

The Minister in the Presidency Essop Pahad says the taxi industry needs to make its vehicles more accessible to persons living with disabilities. Speaking in Rustenburg, Pahad said taxi owners and drivers resent the space and time taken by people in wheelchairs when they board taxis as it costs them money. Pahad said this issue needed to be addressed as a human rights issue. He said people should be made aware that it was a crime to violate the rights of people with disabilities.

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