Anambra State First Lady Empowers 200 Physically Challenged
During the fitting of the limbs at the Women Development Center, Awka, Anambra State capital, Mrs Obiano said the gesture was to enable them earn a better living.
The Governor’s wife sponsored the programme through her pet project, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ).
The first phase of the programme was held in December last year, with 300 physically challenged persons benefiting.
The women in the state appreciated the effort of Mrs Obiano, which they said uplifted the living condition of the physically challenged in the state.
Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike, in his remark, commended the state governor for efforts in reviving the hope of the down trodden in the state.
In addition to the artificial limbs, the beneficiaries were also given computers, laptops, and grinding machines among other empowerment items.
Mrs Obiano also asked graduates with disabilities, who finished in the last six years, to submit their personal details to her office through their respective local government chairmen for employment.
According to her, the state government is set to give jobs to 1,000 physically challenged persons.