- The repair would offer hope for the PWDs who can now be able to look for ways of fending for their families
- The PWDs accuse their local leaders of neglecting them especially in monitoring their projects
- The district councilor for People with Disabilities has denied the allegations saying there could be information gap
By Salama Ali
Adjumani- The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), a humanitarian organization based in Adjumani has donated Shs 550,000 to the District Disabled Persons Association to repair two tricycles for PWDs that had broken down.
The breakdown of the tricycles had made movement difficult for the disabled persons who on daily basis have to look for something to fend for their families. The repair of the tricycles have given them hope now.
Mr Vuzara Richard, the vice chairman of the association of persons with disabilities confirmed the receipt that two individuals were given the money to repait the tricycles.
Anyama James also received Shs 156,000 for his tricycle repair under Pakele town board also by the Lutheran World federation which he claimed was not enough to complete repair of his tricycle.
The vice chairman Adjumani District Disabled Persons Association on the other hand said that, they still have members who did not receive any assistive devices especially the elderly who could no longer use the local walking sticks that used to support their movement. He therefore, appeals to the concerned donor and the government to come to their rescue.
Vuzara also expressed his dismay to their elected local leaders who neglects them in terms of monitoring and supervision.
Vuzara said that their office constructed by Weaverbird International with funding from Netherland has been neglected by the elected leaders especially the district local councilors.
The office is currently used as a sitting room and a drinking joint for the persons with disabilities because they do not get any income generating activities from their donors. The only laptop that was donated by Finland was also stolen.
Ms Dipio Beatrice the district councilor for persons with disabilities also the chairperson of the association refuted the allegations saying she did not receive any Information regarding challenges the association faces.
She also said that she monitors 10 sub-counties and represents the PWDs at district level which leaves her with little time to closely supervise the association office.