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Anambra PWDs requests 10% of subsidy palliatives

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The Anambra Chapter of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities has called on Governor Chukwuma Soludo to allocate 10% of the government’s subsidy palliatives to persons with disabilities in the state. 

In a letter addressed to the Governor, JONAPWD’s state Chairman, Ugochukwu Okeke, stated that this allocation would help PWDs meet their basic needs, including food and healthcare, during this challenging period.

Okeke explained that PWDs, who already face additional challenges in daily life, are disproportionately affected by the current hardship caused by the fuel subsidy removal. He emphasized the need to ensure they are not left behind in accessing essential services and support.

We humbly propose that a minimum of 10 per cent of the palliatives be specifically dedicated to PWDs within each ward and community to ensure their fair and equitable access to the palliatives.

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“It is also important to make one of us, a member of any committee that will be set up by the government to handle the distribution of the palliatives.

“This can significantly mitigate the adverse impacts faced by PWDs and uphold their rights to a healthy living as well as demonstrate our state commitment to inclusivity, compassion, and the principle of leaving no one behind,” he said

Okeke urged Governor Soludo to consider their proposal and take the necessary steps to address the concerns of PWDs during these challenging times.

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