Physically-challenged persons demand free education, healthcare in Ebonyi

People living with disabilities (PWD) in Ebonyi State have demanded free education and free healthcare by the government in order to give them a sense of belonging in the state.

The group made the call in Abakaliki during a town hall meeting organised by the member representing Abakaliki North State constituency at the state House of Assembly, Honourable Franca Okpo, with support from the International Republican Institute (IRI), funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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According to the group’s spokesperson, Mr Sunday Iboko, physically-challenged persons should not only be called upon during the time to vote, but they should be remembered when it is time to enjoy the dividends of democracy.

He said free education and free healthcare programmes if implemented, would go a long way in easing their problems.

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