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Disabled in Chilubi receive 12 wheelchairs

NKOMBO KACHEMBA, Kitwe
GOVERNMENT under the Department of Social Welfare has dispatched 12 wheelchairs to Chilubi Island for distribution to people with disabilities.
Chilubi district commissioner Francis Mutale, in an interview yesterday, that the 12 wheelchairs will soon be distributed to beneficiaries.
“The year 2015 for Chilubi Island has started on a good note. we have just received 12 wheelchairs for persons with disabilities in the district. We will make sure that the intended beneficiaries receive the wheelchairs,” Mr Mutale said.
He said Government is aware of the challenges that people with disabilities face in their daily lives and it has bought wheelchairs for them to ease their suffering.
Mr Mutale also said Government is committed to improving the welfare of persons with disabilities because they are citizens who should have a fair share of national resources.
Mr Mutale also said he is working with the department of social welfare to ensure that people with disabilities also benefit from youth and women empowerment funds.
He urged people with disabilities to access information on how they can benefit from Government’s empowerment programmes.
Mr Mutale also said Government is working tirelessly to deliver development to Chilubi Island.
He said Government is implementing numerous development projects on the outskirts of Chilubi Island to improve the lives of residents.
Mr Mutale also urged the people of Chilubi to work with Government to identify urgent areas of development.
He also urged investors to consider investing in the tourism sector in the area to help create jobs for local people.

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