GOVERNOR’S PRESS UNIT
Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka has assured people living with special needs that his government will mainstream the disabled community in all programs.
In his remarks , while addressing disability leadership in Kimilili, Lusaka confirmed that the County Government is in the process of drafting a disability policy to ensure people living with disability benefit from the County Government projects.
“We must mainstream people living with disability in all our programs.We want to empower you fully. We are going to put money in your pockets to improve your livelihoods”, He said.
The County Boss observed that his next official appointments will factor in people living with disability, citing the finance department which has been well represented by the CEC, a member of the disabled community.
“You overwhelmingly voted me into office, it’s my time to scratch your backs. It’s now my duty to put a smile on your faces. Am going to ensure you’re well captured in my next appointments”, Said Lusaka.
He further urged people living with special needs to come out and be counted in matters development, promising to champion for their development needs by ensuring they benefit from an all round development system.
“Am preview to the fact that people living with disability are often marginalized and neglected. In remedy to this, I will set a side a day specifically to cater for your programmes in areas of agriculture, scholarship and bursaries, tenders and policies”, Said Lusaka.
Governor Lusaka called upon the disabled community to form Saccos and groups in order to benefit from the disability funds among others.
Lusaka assured them that they are exempted from paying the County levy for traders.