This submission by the ILLEGAL SOCIAL WELFARE MINISTER is like - much of a muchness. Aren't there better issues the welfare people should be doing, and most of all its illegal leader, so, they can alleviate the many social problems they have exacerbated with their illegal actions?
The most ludicrous excuse ever is the one given that "the new name will give more visibility to Council [sic] and the entire disabled community in the country can confidently move around in a safe and independent manner." WTC!!!!! OMG!!! Is this the extent of thinking that this illegal minister is capable of - name change to bring about so-called "positive" implications?
It has nothing to do with name change Illegal Minister. It has all to do with hard work, real support and being an elected, responsible leader, first.
So, how has the name Qarase House prevented the disabled community from not being able to move around confidently, in a safe/independent manner? We just feel like punching the lights out of some people for creating unnecessary frustrations with STUPID excuses like this one!!!
So, the new name is going to make the disabled more confident, safe, independent and most importantly MOBILE!? Will they now have NO DISABILITY? Jeeezzzzzzzzz!!!
Well, at least we will know for sure that no one in this illegal regime will ever have their muddied name bestowed on any infrastructure or structure in our beloved homeland. Why should they? A bunch of thieves, cowards and pathological liars!----------------------------------
The government has decided to change the name of Qarase house in Suva to Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons Building complex. The Building is at 3 Brown Street in Toorak Suva.
Cabinet has approved the change in name to FNCDP Complex after the Social Welfare Minister Dr Jiko Luveni made a submission saying that the name change will have many positive implications.
She said the new name will give more visibility to Council and the entire disabled community in the country can confidently move around in a safe and independent manner.
Maybe the ILLEGAL MINISTER should read this story and get her "positive implications" directive right.
A STORY FROM FIJI www.apids.org/page9.htm
From the Fiji Times Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Survivor ... Soloveni Tubuitamana at Qarase House in Suva yesterday.
A survey carried out by the National Rehabilitation Medicine Hospital has revealed that of the 579 people admitted at hospitals in Fiji for traffic injury-related cases, most of them either ended up with traumatic brain injury or were paralysed and living a dependent life.
Speaking at the National Road Traffic Injury workshop in Suva yesterday, Doctor Tukana Korovou, from the Rehabilitation Hospital in Tamavua, said studies it carried out in 2006 showed that the most common disability resulting from road traffic injury included traumatic brain injury.
Dr Korovou said road traffic injury (RTI)-related disabilities admitted to the hospital from 2000 to 2006 included traumatic brain injury at 24 per cent, 23 per cent with paraplegia, which is complete paralysis of the lower half of the body, including both legs, 23 per cent with tetraplegia, which is paralysis from the neck downward, 18 per cent with amputation and 12 per cent with fractures.
Dr Korovou said much work had been made on the prevention of road traffic injuries and the management of road traffic injuries in the primary and secondary phases of medical care.He said little was known on the effects of tertiary care and it was perceived that road traffic injury-related disabilities had become a burden on society.
However, Soloveni Tubuitamana, who was seriously injured, disagrees with the thinking that disabilities worked against a person's development in life.
Mr Tubuitamana, who works at the printing and book-binding section at the Fiji Disabled Person's Association in Suva, was involved in a traffic accident in 1981 in which he lost the use of the lower half of his body.
"I was 24-years-old at the time and working for the stone crushing company that was building the Vaturu Dam, in Nadi and then on March 14, 1981, I was involved in an accident that changed my life."
Mr Tubuitamana said being 24-years-old and finding out that he would never be able to walk again or play rugby was a huge blow and he could not bring himself to think of life in a wheelchair.
"But then I was sent to the Rehabilitation Hospital in Tamavua in 1984 after I was released from the hospital and there I was encouraged to treat my disability as a chance at life."
He said patients at the Rehabilitation Hospital were encouraged to be independent and he learnt to take care of himself.
"I had many friends and used to have a fun-filled life but after my accident things changed and I learnt to value life," he said.
"I have never lived my life as a disabled person.
"I have taken part in international sports and athletics and I encourage anyone in my position to do so."
Mr Tubuitamana's sporting career did not stop after his accident and he took part in the special games in Hong Kong in 1982.
"Some people think that being disabled will stop them from living their life and doing what they want in life but I encourage them not to think that way."
He said it was understandable and normal for people who were victims of road accidents to feel depressed about their disability as a result of the accident but they should learn to make their disability a motivation in life.
"I work with the other people at the Disabled Centre and I am always encouraging them to see the positive side of things."