ANAMBRA State Government has flagged off the presentation of 1,000 Prosthetic Limbs Fittings to physically-challenged persons in the State.
The prosthetic limbs fittings with 270 initial beneficiaries, manufactured by Tolaram Foundation of India and sponsored by the Rotary Foundation of Victoria Garden City Lagos, was attracted by the wife of the state governor, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, through her pet project, Caring Family Enhancement Initiatives, CAFÉ,
Speaking at the occasion, Anambra State governor Chief Willie Obiano, expressed delight with the tripartite partnership which according to him was “essentially to reach out in special ways to our brothers and sisters who need to be empowered.”
While thanking Tolaram Foundation and Rotary International for the sponsorship, he said CAFÉ was committed to making life worth living for the physically challenged and making them proud. He promised to increase the beneficiaries by making more prosthetic limbs available to others with such needs in the state.
The governor who wished his wife and founder of CAFÉ, who travelled on official assignment with the wife of the President was present, appreciated the fact that the CAFÉ projects had made his wife to toil day and night “to add value to the lives of special members of the human community,” as she had done before her present public life.
Governor Obiano stated that few months after the launch of CAFÉ, the pet project “underscores her passion, commitment and bold effort at giving meaning to the lives of the dispossessed and disadvantaged.”
Earlier, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike, said the government intervention in the health sector was benefitting from the programmes of CAFÉ which reached out to the less privileged and people in difficult areas.
In her remarks, Head of Tolaram Foundation, Ms. Meha Mehra, said they were committed to producing more quality prosthetic limbs to meet the needs of the beneficiaries, sponsors, Reacting on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr. Benson Igbokwe, from Nnewi expressed their happiness for the gesture and thanked the wife of the governor and CAFÉ for choosing them to benefit from what he described as a wonderful Christmas gift to the physically challenged persons in Anambra State.