THE Head of Service, Anambra State, Harry Uduh, has called for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in government policies and programmes.
Speaking yesterday in an occasion to mark the recent appointment of Chuks Ezewuzie as Special Adviser to the Governor on disability matters in Awka, the HOS said that giving desired attention to people with disabilities has remained a global challenge.
According to him : “There is need for inclusion of persons with disabilities into the socio-political and economic life of the country as disability could happen to anyone as a result of accident or sickness “.
The HOS however commended government for making the life of the vulnerable people with disabilities better and happier.
In his remark, the Special Adviser on Disability Matters , Chuks Ezewuzie commended Governor Willie Obiano for complying with the international human rights treaty of the United Nations to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities.
He thanked the governor for entrusting in him the care of persons with disabilities in the state.
In his goodwill message, the Commissioner for Public Utilities, Mr. Emeka Ezenwanne appreciated Anambra State Government for running an all inclusive government; one that does not discriminate on the basis of ability or disability.
The new Special Adviser to the Governor on Disability Matters Ezewuzie, who is visually impaired is a practicing lawyer in the State of Massachusetts, USA.