Coast Region urgued to set aside budget for the disabled

Councilors in Kibaha rural, Coast Region have been argued to give priority in their budget allocations to disabled persons groups so as to give them the ability to stand on their own instead of depending on the donor funding.

This was said in mid April by the Executive Director of Youth Partnership Countrywide (YPC), Mr. Israel Ilunde, at a one-day workshop organised by Tanzania Association of the Deaf (CHAVITA) in Kibaha rural district funded by The Foundation for Civil Society.

Ilunde says that the groups of disabled have been dependent since they are not given a priority in the budgetary allocations prepared by the councils, condemning them as beggars while they have the ability to earn a living when given funds to run their own projects.

The executive director of YPC asked the district council to see the possibility of resolving their problem and providing them with the necessary funds since at least everyone in the special group is capable of working and become independent.

Coordinator of the organisation, Samwel Stanley, says it is good for every person in the community regardless of their physical status, whether disabled or able bodied, to be involved in development plans and hence get rid of complaints.

CHAVITA secretary in Kibaha district, Mussa Khalid, explained to the participants that the organisation has been striving to provide education to the disabled groups with an objective of giving them the opportunity to recognize their position.

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