Homa Bay County Governor Cyprian Awiti on Thursday received mobility devices from Crutches4Africa, an international organization from Colorado, USA.
Speaking during a press briefing at the county headquarters, the Governor commended Mr. Tablot for their important cause to help persons with disabilities in Homa Bay county.
“We welcome Crutches4Africa as partners because there is need to support people with physical challenges in Homa Bay,” he said.
Crutches4Africa founder, David Talbot said their mission is to collect, ship and distribute mobility devices to developing countries.
“We collect surplus mobility devices, ship them to developing countries in need of support for people with mobility challenges regardless of their race, gender, tribe, age or religion,’’ he said.
He added that they have so far distributed the mobility devices that include crutches, wheelchairs among other mobility devices to 16 African countries for free.
Governor Awiti said the mobility devices will be disbursed to all the sub-county hospitals to help people with physical challenges.
County Health Chief executive Prof. Richard Muga noted that the department had identified persons with mobility challenges and said they will receive the equipment free-of-charge.
Ms. Maureen Akinyi, a 30year old victim from Kanam location, Mainuga beach in karachuonyo got a wheelchair to aid her mobility, having survived a crocodile attack.
Crutches4Africa promised to work with the county government to enable people with physical challenges have the ease of movement.
By Homa Bay County Press Unit