Enugu to partner MTN on disability support project

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ENUGU – Enugu State Government is to collaborate with to procure disability equipment to improve conditions of persons living with disability. state’ Commissioner for Gender Affairs and Welfare, Mrs Ndidi Chukwu, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Monday that three categories of persons with disability would benefit from scheme. Chukwu said that only persons who were physically impaired, visually or hearing impaired would be considered. She said had distributed 500 out of the 600 forms designed for the from which it would select those to benefit from the .

[eap_ad_1] “Those that are physically impaired will be given wheelchairs, walking sticks, armpit crutches, elbow crutches and bendable calipers. “For the visually impaired persons, they will be given guide canes, braille machines and kits, stylus and mar bugs, solar laptop computers and talking phones while the hearing impaired persons will receive hearing aids (battery inclusive),” she said. The commissioner said that some project and the beneficiaries would be trained on how to repair the appliances on how to and maintain their respective mobility aids to ensure their durability. The will also be implemented in , , Edo, Gombe, Kastina, Kogi, Kwara, Rivers, , and . (NAN)