Kuwait donates $0.5m for disabled, albinism

10Dec 2017
James Kandoya
Guardian On Sunday
Kuwait donates $0.5m for disabled, albinism

The Kuwait government has launched an aid project worth $500,000 to help people with disabilities especially albinism in the country.

Kuwait Ambassador to Tanzania Jasem Al-Najem

Speaking in the launching ceremony held at theYombo Technical Institute, the Kuwait Ambassador to Tanzania Jasem Al-Najem said the donation was part of initiatives to mark the International Day of Disabled Persons observed recently.

Al Najem said the donation was part of bilateral relations existing for decades, noting that Kuwait will continue supporting the government in different sectors, including health.

“On behalf of my government, I would like to assure the government that Kuwait will make sure that the long existing friendship relationship will be strengthened for the benefit of two countries,” she said.

The envoy donated various medical equipment including wheelchairs, crutches elbow type, crutches armpit, walking stick, walker with wheels, walker without wheels, hearing equipment, stick for blind, and spectacles for blind people

The minister in the Prime Minister’s Office (Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled) JenistaMhagama said the project would last for one year, implemented in cooperation with local non-governmental organizations and international groups in Tanzania in a number of urban areas, including Zanzibar.

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