Ebonyi: Foundation donates Wheelchairs to Persons With Disabilities
Moses Nwite, Abakaliki
A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) known as Regina Ogbonnaeke Empowerment Foundation ROEF has donated Seven Wheelchairs to Persons Living With Disabilities in Ebonyi State.
The President of the Foundation, Mr Ifeanyi Adonu, represented by Deputy Director ROEF, Barrister Faithvin Nwanchor disclosed this to Journalists during the celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at Women Development Center in Abakaliki the State’s capital.
According to Barrister Nwanchor, persons with disabilities are passing through difficulties, hence the donation.
“I believe that this would go a long way in alleviating the pains they pass through to move from one place to another.”
The Wheelchairs were received from the NGO by the State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Chinwe Okah in Conjunction with the office of the wife of the Governor and were distributed to the disabled during the occasion.
The Chairman Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities JONAPWD, Mr Chieme Odumegwu thanked the NGO and Ebonyi State Government for remembering them and for creating enabling environment to operate.
He prayed to God Almighty to bless the NGO and Ebonyi State Government.