Employers Asked To Measure Productivity Impartially
Employers in both public and private sectors have been urge to measure the productivity of job seekers with impartiality regardless of their physical challenges.
Speaking at the unveiling of the blueprint in building a diverse and inclusive workforce between Standard Chartered and Sight Savers limited, the court of Appeal Judge Dr. K. Imaana Laibuta said there are many people living with disabilities with requisite expertise to contribute to the profit of the organizations and the economy of the country.
“I urge employers to measure the productivity of persons living with disabilities in the same manner they do for the opposite. We have many high performers who are ready to contribute to the success of an organization,” said Hon. Laibuta
To address the perennial suitability questions on persons with disabilities, the veteran legal practitioner further asked the relevant stakeholders to first invest in quality education and training to equip the physically challenged with skill that enables them to compete with those living a normal life on a level ground.
“To address employability for persons living with disabilities, we need to first address the matter of access to quality education and training for them,” Laibuta added.
In compliance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Dr. Sarah Mwikali, the co-founder of Gifted Community Centre based in Kibera mentioned that effective inclusion must look beyond integration to creating an all-inclusive environment by furnishing the workspaces with assistive devices.
“Inclusion of persons living with disabilities goes beyond simply integrating them into workforces – it means creating an environment for them to contribute and flourish,” Mwikali stated.
To bridge the gap between the disabled persons and the job market the Frederick Ooko the founder of the Riziki source centre, said that the potential employers looking for persons with disabilities reach out for them for competent workforce through 0720786218.
By Rodgers Oduor