People living with disabilities (PWD’s) in Nandi have received supportive machines including wheel chairs and other machines courtesy of an NGO in partnership with the county government of Nandi.
Speaking during the celebration of the International day of persons living with disabilities held at sports house ground in Kapsabet, Nandi governor Stephen Sang said PWD’s are also part of the society and need to be accorded any necessary support to help them transform their lives.
Sang cited that his administration is keen in ensuring their needs are catered for including supportive machines like wheel chairs prosthesis, white canes and many others.
He added that his government has also opened doors for job opportunities to such persons and together with their partners have been able to cater for their needs.
The governor asked residents of Nandi to avoid hiding such people and instead register them with the county government so as to enable the government cater for their needs.
“Registering them will make easier our work as a government as we will be able to identify them according to their disability needs” He affirmed.
Sang also noted that the county has earmarked the construction of the empowerment centre for persons living with disabilities which is more critical in imparting skills for improvement of their livelihoods saying that upon completion will offer employment opportunities for such people in the community at large.