The Funyula Member of Parliament, Wilberforce Mudenyo has urged the Association of Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) to assist physically challenged persons in his constituency realize their dreams.
Speaking during the commissioning of a dormitory at Busembi Integrated Primary School on Monday, Mudenyo said the constituency has many physically challenged people in need of mobility devices.
“As the local leadership, we will pay close attention to special schools so that the physically disadvantaged can achieve their dreams,” he said.
He at the same time urged parents not to hide or mistreat children who are physically challenged but instead allow them to attend nearby schools.
“This constituency has a total of 11 special schools and we have been able to support those that have submitted applications with bursary funds,” he said, singling out Nangina Special School as one of the beneficiaries.
The MP at the same time, reminded parents whose children sat for KCPE last year to ensure that they enroll in Form One warning that those who failed to adhere to the government’s policy risked being arrested.
Mudenyo further urged teachers to mould the children holistically by laying emphasis on moral values of life as their surrogate parents.
The Vice Chairman of the National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya, Peter Nyakiamo urged those entrusted to implement government projects to ensure that projects are completed within the stipulated period.
Nyakiamo challenged the trustees to ensure that no funds set aside for projects are misappropriated.
He advised the local residents living with physical challenges to make formal applications for funding, adding that the organization is ready to assist them.
The organization has supported the school to construct a dormitory at a cost of Sh.2.4 million.
By Salome Alwanda