Parents urged not to hide children and persons with disability in their homes
Turkana County has set aside Sh.10 million to empower people living with disabilities to start small-scale businesses.
Chief Officer for Education Mathew Logurale urged persons with disability to be aggressive to ensure they benefit from resources provided for in the law.
“The county government has put in place a law to protect the interests of the people with disability. The Act shall be given to the stakeholders now that the county assembly has resumed its operations,” said Logurale.
Turkana central Deputy county commissioner Alexander Mativo, in a speech read by his assistant county commissioner Ambrose Kimanzi challenged the youth to take advantage of other funds meant for them.
He at the same time challenged parents not to hide children with disability in their homes.
“Parents must ensure that the children with disability have access to education and other amenities,” said Mativo.
“Children with disability have potential and they should be helped to nurture their talents for their betterment and improvement of the society,” added the administrator.
The international day for persons with disability is commemorated on December 3 since 1992.
The day aims to integrate persons with disability into the society.
The day also provides opportunities for participation for all community, government, and non-governmental organizations.
James Ekanyuku acting social protection director in the ministry of education said there were 15,000 persons with disabilities in the county according to 2009 national census.
By Peter Gitonga