BY SUNNY A. DAVID
Anambra State Disability Community COVID-19 Response Team has been inaugurated.
The inauguration was held at Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka.
The Steering Committee has six sub-committees namely, Information and Communication Committee, Medical Outreach and Rehabilitation Committee, Palliative and Welfare Committee, Contact and Mobilization Committee, Fund Raising Committee and Security and Statistics Committee.
Inaugurating the committee, a member of the State Action Committee against COVID-19, who is the Special Adviser to the Governor on Indigenous Medicine and Herbal Practice, Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim told the newly inaugurated committee that their mandate is to ensure that persons with disabilities in Anambra State are well taken care of, provided for, as well as participate actively in all the activities towards the fight against Coronavirus for the betterment of Disability community in Anambra State.
Governor Willie Obiano represented by his Special Adviser on Disability Matters, Barrister Chuks Ezewuzie said that the relaxation of the lockdown measure in the State does not mean a triumph over the deadly virus, assuring that the battle against Coronavirus will be intensified.
The Governor promised that his administration will always support persons with disability in Anambra State at all times.
The Chairman of the newly inaugurated Committee, who is the Anambra State Chairman, Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, Comrade Ugochukwu Okeke in acceptance speech said that they will do their job with honesty and commitment.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Mr. Daniel Ezeanwu, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Power and Utilities, Engineer Victor Meju, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Sign Language Communications, Mr. Colins Joseph, were all present during the inauguration.
The inauguration climaxed with a melodious song by persons with disabilities.