The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2023 election in Enugu State, Mr. Frank Nowake Jr., on Saturday said his administration would support the welfare of persons with disabilities if elected.
He said this during a town hall meeting held at Ibagwa, the council headquarters in Igbo-Eze South LGA.
After a request for recognition by Navek’s pledge comrades
Nnadi Christian Ichikwu, Chairperson of Association of PLWD in Igbo-Eze South LGA.
Ikechukwu told Nweke, “We appreciate that only you, Frank Nweke, recognized us. You invited us to the unveiling of your manifesto. Another party whose name I shall not mention. He refused to give tickets to one of us but today in APGA, after your arrival, we have a disabled person living as a ward chairman and a candidate for the House of Assembly. Praying for good representation and recognition.
Nweke assured the people that his administration has a strong plan to address the challenges faced by those living with disabilities.
In his words, “The first thing in our plan is to develop a data-driven approach that identifies the vulnerable in our state and includes all in our plans for education, health, human rights, environment and social services.
“I give my word that you will be adequately represented in our government. APGA’s philosophy of ‘One Aghana Nwanne Ya’ will guide everything we do, and no one will be left behind. You are already watching. It is happening.
“We will ensure that our urban planning, infrastructure, regulations, and institutions are designed to promote accessibility, inclusion, protection of rights and implementation of the Disability Act. We will ensure that Start by making sure that public buildings are well equipped with ramps to facilitate movement.”
Nweke donated ten wheelchairs and ten crutches to the group, which he said should be distributed among its most vulnerable members, besides a pair of artificial legs for one of those present. except for.