Record for PLWDs Exist in Shashe West

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Assistant Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Mr Phillip Makgalemele, has told Parliament that there is a record of people with disabilities and the assistance provided to them for every village in the Shashe West constituency.

Answering a question in Parliament, MP Makgalemele said services provided included registration of welfare programmes, educational assessment and placement, provision of assistive devices, as well as provision of physiotherapy services.

He however said, he was not satisfied with the services provided to people with disabilities in the Shashe West constituency because there was no resident rehabilitation officer within the constituency, resulting in delayed service delivery to customers.

However, he said arrangements would be made to deploy an officer responsible for disability services in the constituency. MP Makgalemele was responding to a question asked by Member of Parliament for Shashe West Mr Fedelis Molao, who had wanted to know if there was a record disabled persons in each of the Shashe West constituency villages.

He had also wanted to know the kind of assistance rendered to enable such people to cope with their situation.

MP Molao, had also wanted the minister to state if he was satisfied with the level of assistance rendered by various department, if not, what immediate plans were there to have proper records and ensure that they were given the necessary assistance at all times.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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