Just two weeks after the Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Mary Thom Navicha visited an 8-year-old epileptic boy in Salima district, she returned to Gwirize village TA Pemba with a sparkle of hope by donating maize in the village and a one million cheque to the boy’s grandparents.
In her remarks Navicha said she is happy to have lived to her promise of rescuing the boy by coordinating with different well-wishers to ensure that the boy receives proper medical care and other basic needs and will continue to do such.
“I sourced funds from well-wishers and I am happy that today we are distributing two hundred bags of maize to ultra-poor and vulnerable households at Gwirize village and the surrounding villages who were affected by heavy rains will also benefit together with Yakobo’s family,” said Navicha
The Minister also commended the government for ensuring that the recent budget has increased the allocation of money in the budget this year for people with disabilities which is a clear indication that the welfare of people with disabilities is a priority.
In receipt of the donation, TA Pemba expressed gratitude to the Minister for the nod.
“I thank Navicha for responding to the boy’s needs in a timely manner because what the Minister has done by mobilizing resources to the child reflects a true spirit of humanity,” said Pemba.
Salima district council has pledged to follow up on the progress of Yakobo’s welfare who is now receiving medical care at Salima District Hospital.