Inclusive Development, Bamenda III Council, Mayor Fongu Cletus, MINAS

By Ngenwie Seraphine 

Close to 40 persons living with disabilities PWDs within the Bamenda III Sub divisional Council have received some life support assistance.
The gifts made up of financial assistance, Wheel chairs, brail papers, phones and white canes where handed over to the PWDs for the Bamenda III Council by Mayor Fongu Cletus and Epopa Emma chief of the Bamenda III sub divisional social center of the Ministry of Social Affairs August 16.

Addressing the beneficiaries, Mayor appreciated the PWDs for the efforts they are making to support themselves. He regretted that the assistance could be coming late compared to the time the need was expressed but noted that tthey are coming the time they are available. He expressed the wish and hope that the items be used for the purpose for which they were intended. 

 
Prior to handig over the items, the Mayor extended words of appreciation to the Ministry of Social Affairs with whose collaboration the items were gotten.
“I think it is a routine exercise that as soon as we are able to assemble some resources, we reach out to our people and today we have chosen to reach out to the physically challenge people. Our interest is to ameliorate their living condition and see how we can put our own little effort to make them fully part of the society.” Mayor Fongu Cletus noted.


“Being in this disability issue for more than 10years, we have been coming to the council soliciting for help so today we have finally been called. It is two years back that my application was sent to the Ministry of Social affairs for financial assistance so we were called today and given the assistance which has come at the time we really need it. As I am doing embroidery, I pray I will use the money properly so I can make more income for my family and myself.”  Benedicta V. Akumbom Secretary General of NW association of PWDS and a beneficiary said. 


“May I begin by thanking the Ministry of Social Affairs and Bamenda III Council for having in mind to satisfy the need of members of Hope Social Union for the visually impaired where I am a visibly satisfied president. I think all the gifts that have been given to my members here today will help them in one way or the other because students received papers and others who are not students received walking canes which is something very laudable and I think they will be of great help to them.” Tohnaing Peter leader of the visually impaired said


The Bamenda III Counncil is handing over the gifts at the time the partnership with the Socio Economic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities SEEPD program of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services is fast growing towards making the municipality inclusive to PWDS. 
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