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8th Anniversary: JONAPWD Anaocha Chapter Empowers Members

The Joint National Association of Persons With Disabilities, JONAPWD Anaocha Chapter, has empowered some members of the chapter with wheelchair and mobility tools in order to alleviate their sufferings.

The chapter made the empowerment at Anaocha Local Government Area Secretariat, Neni to mark its eight years anniversary.

JONAPWD is an umbrella body that unites persons with disabilities in Nigeria, such as the blind, deaf, those with physical disability and persons with albinism.

The association was inaugurated in Anaocha Local Government Area in October 2014.

The anniversary kick started with a mass officiated by the Chief Patron of the association, Anaocha Chapter, Reverend Father Cypran Chiekezie.

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Father Chiekezie admonished them with a message of hope, urging them not to be deterred in any their conditions but trust in God wholeheartedly.

Presenting his address, Anaocha chapter Chairman of the Association, Comrade Ifeanyi Igwegbe said the celebration is apt as it offered them the opportunity to make appraisal on their journey so far and tackle challenges, while revealing that the chapter has recorded tremendous progress.

In a remark, the Transition Committee Chairman of Anaocha, Mr. Gerald Ozoh asked the association to keep on with the good works they are known for, advising them to work towards their dream as there are abilities in disabilities.

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Anambra State Chairman of the Association, Comrade Ugochukwu Okeke who called for stakeholder support to the association by providing them with mobility tools, encouraged members of the association to add value to themselves by learning skills.

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