BY Jefferson D.Tweh
The disabled community in the country has appealed to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to increase the budget of National Commission on Disabilities.
Speaking at the two days National Conference on Disabilities at the SKD Sports Complex recently, Mr.Samuel Holand said the increment of budget to the National Commission on Disabilities will also help cater to other disabled people in rural Liberia.
Mr. Holand narrated that disabled people in rural Liberia live in poverty and deplorable conditions and find it difficult to sustain themselves.
According to Mr.Holand, some disabled people in Monrovia are being helped by humanitarians at times but those in rural areas cannot get help at all.
Mr.Holand also called on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf not to make any change in the National Commission on Disabilities because the current leadership in the Commission worked alone with the disabled communities.
‘I must admit that the Executive Director of National Commission on Disabilities, Madam Richardie Dennis has been so good to us and through her encouragement and support made us to come to Monrovia and attend the National Conference on Disabilities,’ one disabled said.
‘We the disabled people from the fifteen counties and have attended the National Conference do hereby appeal to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf not to appoint anybody to the position of Executive Director of National Commission on Disabilities,’ the disabled stated.
The Ministry of Health and Social need to do something about this issue and help the disable community in the country.