Speaking to members of the fourth estate at the Opportunity Training Centre (OTC) for Polio Persons at Maxwell Khobe Street in Kenema, the Assistant Director of the OTC Mohamed Dumbuya expressed dissatisfaction as the Country commemorates World Aids Day.
He disclosed that no organization has brought forward HIV/AIDS sensitization messages to them, as if they are not part of the society.
He said that despite the fact that the virus is targeting every living thing in the society, they are at risk of being left out in the struggle to reduce the spread of the disease. Dumbuya encouraged HIV/AIDS campaigners in the Country to factor them in their sensitization campaign; and further called on his colleagues to embrace the process and go for their HIV test in order to know their status.
He commended the Kenema City Council (KCC) for their assistance given so far. The Assistant Director then lauded the efforts of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs for donating 24 wheel chairs to polio victims in Kenema City. He further stated that the sum of Le800.000 was also given to them to repair furniture for the centre. Dumbuya then expressed gratitude to GTZ and the Network Movement for Justice and Development for the assistance given to them. He said disability is not an inability.
By Saffa Moriba