by emeka ahaneku
In a bid to ameliorate the awful conditions of the physically challenged persons in the state, the Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu, has announced the donation of 60 KVA power generating set to the Imo State College of the deaf, Offekata-Orodo in Mbaitoli local government area of the state.
The Speaker made the announcement yesterday during the adoption of a report of the House Committee on education on the deplorable condition of the college, which was deliberated at the committee of the Whole House.
Rt. Hon Benjamin Uwajumogu, who chaired the committee of the Whole session of the House, lamented perceived neglect of the physically challenged persons in the society by well-to-do individuals and stressed the need for concerted efforts with relevant stakeholders in our society to give them succor and a sense of belonging.
He thanked the committee for a job well-done and further invited the state commissioner for education to interview the House on possible ways of moving forward, adding that the House would continue to support the state college of the deaf in its resolve to compliment the saying that there is ability in every disability.
Also, the member representing Owerri west state constituency, Hon. Innocent Obulimba, while making a donation of N100, 000 to support the college also called on spirited individuals in the state to give the college maximum support.