Over 180 people with disability in Nwoya district have received a donation of new wheelchairs from Fathers’ Heart Mobility Ministry.
Francis Mugwanya who’s the Executive Director of the mobility ministry in an interview with our reporter from Anaka Town Council says the donation is one ways of restoring hopes in Person with Disabilities.
He says PWDs must have the same opportunity like any other person and be given equal consideration as well.
Mr. Mugwanya says the wheelchairs will help person with disability access health centres and hospital, schools, public institutions, among other places.
“Most of these public institutions or buildings are inaccessible to PWDs. But with wheelchairs they will be able to,” he added.
He however appealed to government to have special consideration for person with disability like any other better citizen.
Ajok Nola, a resident of Anaka town council and a person with disability who received a new wheelchair appreciated the Fathers’ Heart Mobility Ministry for the donation.
“I have faced challenges accessing places, attending social gathering and hospital,” she revealed.
Ajok accuses both the Amuru district loca leaders and the government for their negligence and unfairness when it comes to recognizing them.
“Person with disability have always been neglected and denied any government programs such as operation wealth creation and others. This is unfairness treatment,” she added.
Lily Adong – the Nwoya district Woman MP who says she lobbied for the wheelchairs, appealed to fellow leaders to come out and support PWDs, saying “they are always forgotten about”.
She called for more support from different stakeholders, appealing to those who have benefited from the recent donation not to “abuse it as they are very expensive type of the wheelchairs”.