September 29, 2020

Support Our Program, Disability Lobby Pleads

Tunaweza Women With Disability Executive director Charity Chahasi. Image; (Courtesy)

By PETER KOMBE

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Lobby group championing for the rights of disabled community, wants the government to support its reusable sanitary towels initiative.

Speaking to journalists in Mombasa on Monday,  Executive director Tunaweza Women with Disability Charity Chahasi, said the move would ensure the rights of the girl child are upheld and protected.

Chahasi says the lobby has so far distributed over 8000 reusable sanitary towels to girls in various counties.

“The program has done so well. We have distributed reusable sanitary towels in Mombasa, Tana River, Migori, Nairobi, Eldoret, Kilifi, Busia and Samburu counties.” She revealed.

The director  notes that the towels have a shelf life of over 3 years.

“The pad is environmentally friendly. It has no side effects and is made from locally available materials. She explained.

Meanwhile Lucy Chesi the lobby’s Deputy Executive Director faulted the National Council for People with Disability NCPWD for claims of going silent on the COVID-19 funds.

Chesi wants the council to come clear on the national covid 19 funds for the disabled community.

Charity Chahasi and Lucy Chesi in their workkshop at Bombolulu in Mombasa county.Image: (Courtesy)

“NCPWD as a state agency should tell us how much pandemic funds was allocated for the disabled persons throughout the country,” she noted.

On the issue of the Kazi Mtaani Chesi claims the government has not factored in the disabled youths.

“The government knows that we have youths in our midst, unfortunately it does not know that there are also youths who are disabled,” she lamented.

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