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Governor Mwangi wa Iria joins persons with disabilities

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On 3rd December Governor Mwangi Wa Iria joined the persons with disabilities drawn across the eight Sub-Counties for a consultative forum during the United Nations Day for Persons with Disabilities at the General Ihura stadium.The day offers an opportunity to reflect and promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity,rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.
In addition to the programs that the County Government has rolled out in empowering the persons with disabilities the Governor asserted that  a profiling program will be rolled out with an aim of identifying the unique needs of persons with diverse disabilities for proper address.The persons with disabilities bill is about to be wound up into law for effective service to the people with disabilities to address areas such as special education and business.The Governor further said that a comprehensive program that entails giving aid kits and equipments that render ability to these people has been executed and so far a total of 2400 persons with disability have benefited from this program since its initiation in 2014.This continuos program also seeks to render mobility with ease to all the persons with disability in Murang'a County.As part of this program; the Governor  gave artificial disability tools to 600 persons that included wheelchairs, crutches, visual walking sticks and others.
A fraction of Commercial stalls that are set for construction by the County Government will also be reserved for the persons with disabilities.
Towards ensuring affordable and proper healthcare for these persons; the County Government will partner with NHIF on a sponsored medical scheme.The Governor also directed the health department on conducting routine health assessment for these persons at no charges.
A special bursary kitty to cater for the persons with disabilities is set up for institution and will be availed for disbursement as schools reopen in January 2016.
The Governor appealed to the guardians tending to persons with disabilities to seek enlisting at the department of County Social Services Department where they will also register the nature of aid that these people require.
Governor Wa Iria also extended gratitudes to the National Council for Persons with disabilities for being strategic partners in addressing the plight of persons with special needs.

By Governor's Communications Unit.

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