A total of 45 groups of People Living With Disabilities in Lamu County on Wednesday received business startup grants worth Ksh. 2,500,000 from Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW that will go a long way towards improving sustainable income-generating activities. The grants were issued during a meeting for Lamu County Disability Leadership forum at Mokowe Command Center.

“We have handed grants to groups from Lamu County and the grants will enable them to undertake various socio-economic projects” said Governor Timamy.

PLWD leadership applauded Governor Timamy leadership efforts to support PWD through its robust programs to better them in the County. The Governor who was accompanied by his Deputy Raphael Munyua, further stated that his administration remains committed towards ensuring the disabled get equal employment opportunities and support from the government as stipulated in the law. He further noted that the County Government of Lamu will undertake massive digitisation of disabled persons which will enable the government to cater for their needs.

Education CECM Hon. Sebastian Owanga echoed the Governor’s sentiments noting that his Department remains committed in promoting PLWD in the county. The Governor further affirmed the County’s commitment on matters of the disabled, noting that through TimamyCare (Afya Mashinani) the county will be reaching out to the disabled at their respective homes.

In attendance was the County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas, Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir Issa, Chief Officer Md. Hafswa Difini among others.


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