Monday, 12 April 2010

Disabled run from their centre

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Paulina David, Mwanza

Poor services offered at the Bukumbi Centre for the Disabled in Mwanza City compel several disabled persons to resort to begging in the streets, it has been learnt.

The Tanzania Association for the Disabled, whose Kiswahili acronym is Chawata, has observed that the centre was providing poor meals to the disabled persons and some of its infrastructure is worn out.

The Chawata Mwanza regional chairman, Mr Silvery Gregory, told reporters recently that disabled persons at the centre had realised that begging in the streets paid off compared to services provided at the centre.

He attributed the centre’s poor services to its meagre budget from the government.

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