Govt earmarks funds for people with special needs

By Rose Welimo/KNA

The government has set aside Kshs 1.5 billion to support people with special needs.

Labour Principal Secretary Dr. Susan Mochache announced that out of the kitty, the government has injected Ksh1.2 billion to support about 47,000 family households with persons leaving with severe disability.

She said the government through the National Council for Persons with Disability (NCPWD) has further set aside Ksh 359 million to support various schemes for the disabled.

‘‘Through NCPWD the government is also providing some funds and right now we have disbursed Ksh 359 million to support infrastructural development and construction of classrooms for persons with special disabilities,” Mochache said.

”We are further providing system devices like wheel chairs chairs, walking sticks and hearing kits to different groups across the country,” she added.

Speaking Friday at the Kenya Centre for Community Learning, the PS said government has put in place sufficient measures that effectively alleviates the challenges faced by people with special needs.

Mochache said the government has gone a long way to mitigate some of the challenges facing people with disabilities.



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