Council Boss Donates Wheelchairs, Crutches To PWDs


For many persons, the Executive Chairman of Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State,
Hon. Obinna Anyanwu, is an astute leader, good husband and husband to a beautiful wife and a brilliant son respectively. But to persons with disability in the local government area, Hon. Anyanwu is a humane and de-tribalised leader and brother that embraces all and sundry; and a gentleman that brilliantly perceives the capacities of his brethren with disability.
Thus, that assertion by community of persons with disability in Etche local government area was established on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 when Hon. Anyanwu did an unexpected and invited the Senior Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Physically-Challenged Matters, Itekena Altraide and all persons with disability in his LGA to the local government council and dialogue with him on ways the council can improve their means of survival and livelihood. Amidst this special meeting was an arrangement for persons with disability in the area to know their respective councillors from the various wards of the LGA. The councillors took turns to introduce themselves one after another to their special guests.
The Etche council boss took time to record all the challenges and neceseties of his special indigenes and residents with disability, after which he promised his guests that as long as he remains the council boss, he will surely meet all their needs with funds accruing to the council coffers. In keeping with his promise, he immediately distributed five wheelchairs and 60 crutches to persons with disability present at the meeting for their easy movement.