By Chizoba Okeke :
Awka, Dec. 5, 2019
(MOI) Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr Uche Okafor has applauded
his colleagues for passing the Disability Rights Law.
The law is aimed at
integrating the physically challenged in all activities in the state.
Mr Okafor said this
while felicitating with persons living with disabilities as they marked their
international day held every Dec. 3.
He commended wife of
the Governor, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano for using her non-governmental
organisation – Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ) to provide
meaningful life for the physically challenged in the state.
Mr Okafor urged well
meaning citizens to use part of their wealth to contribute to toward welfare of
persons with disabilities.
He also called on
various government and legislative institutions in the country to formulate
policies and legislations that would offer the physically challenged better
The speaker urged
people with disabilities to live above all forms of discrimination and
stigmatisation and utilise their talents to improve their well-being.
He assured them of
genuine commitment of the Assembly toward enhancing their living standards.