Tanzania, Kuwait express resolve to assist people with disabilities

24Dec 2017
James Kandoya
Guardian On Sunday
Tanzania, Kuwait express resolve to assist people with disabilities

THE Tanzania government has said that it is eager to team up with other development partners including the Kuwait government to support people with disabilities in the country.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office responsible for Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled Stella Ikupa

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office responsible for Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled Stella Ikupa made the remarks in Dar es Salaam at the donation of support devices to the disabled in Tabora region worth Sh18m.

The deputy minister promised to develop the already warm relations between the two countries, adding that the donation was part of efforts by Kuwait to assist people with disabilities.

The event was organised by Dr Amon Mkoga Foundation to distribute the devices to people with disabilities in their respective areas within Tabora region.

Dr Mkoga acknowledged the support from Kuwait, calling on other stakeholders emulate Kuwait’s spirit.

For his part, Kuwait Ambassador Jasem Al – Najem said the donation included 15 wheelchairs, 10 walking sticks, 10 sewing machines and sun goggles for people with albinism.

The Kuwait government earlier this month launched a $500,000 programme aimed at helping people with disabilities, especially those with albinism, in the country at Yombo Technical Institute in Dar es Salaam.

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