MORE MONEY GOING TOWARDS ASSISTING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

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Retrofitting of buses, providing modern technology applications and computer based programmes, an employment initiative, and the upgrading and expansion of the agricultural farm are some of the programmes and projects which will be high on the Ministry of Social Care’s agenda for the coming year.  As a result, it will be soliciting additional funds so the National Disabilities Unit (NDU) will be able to provide more efficiently for persons with disabilities.

That is the word from Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment, Urban and Rural Development, Christopher Sinckler. 

Speaking during a tour of the NDU today, Mr. Sinckler said his Ministry would also be seeking to assist those talented persons with disabilities in the community, who would be interested in embarking on their micro business ideas.

He further revealed that some of the requested funds would be allocated towards working with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to ensure that persons who undergo amputations are serviced properly, to upgrade the level of staffing in terms of numbers at the NDU, and to obtain additional transport for persons who need to get to the QEH. 

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