The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) has launched a five-day mass registration of eligible persons in HomaBay County.
NCPD County Director Ms. Ruth Oyier said the exercise will be conducted in five different locations across the county and will be coordinated by grassroots representatives.
Oyier call on parents/ guardians with children living with disabilities to take them for registration during exercise for them to benefit from various interventions.
Speaking on Monday during the launch of the exercise at Imbo Chiefs’ camp, Rangwe Constituency, Oyier said some of the benefits of enlisting include the provision of wheelchairs and crutches.
‘’Registered persons with disabilities who do business will have an upper hand in tender awarding, tax exemption, and also duty-free importation of vehicles as well as free wheelchairs and crutches’’ said madam Oyier
She added, ‘’all these will only benefit the registered individuals in possession of membership cards’’
She urged the county government and other partners to work together with them to reach the ultimate goal of registering all eligible persons.
Oyier further said some of the challenges they are facing are inadequate numbers of medical personnel to carry out assessments on those seeking registration.
According to her, there was only one ear specialist doctor and no Odometer at the Homa Bay county referral hospital.