Anambra reunites 10 more rehabilitated mentally-challenged with families


By Sunny A. David, Awka
Anambra State government has officially handed over ten former mentally-challenged persons to their families.
The state Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke performed the ceremony on behalf of Governor Willie Obiano at the Rehabilitation and Welfare Center, Nteje in Oyi Council Area.
They were brought from different parts of Anambra and rehabilitated through the Ministry of Children and Women Affairs.
Okeke said the programme which is primarily championed by the wife of the Governor, Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, through her Caring Family Enhancement Initiative is worth being supported.
He affirmed that the State will continue to engage in programmes and policies that touch the lives of people of all status, calling for support to do more.
The Commissioner for Children and Women Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue noted that the initiative was in line with the commitment of the governor to maintaining a cleaner state, saying that over 100 cases have been successfully taken care of and sent back to their families.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Akabuike called for behavioural change by the people towards the mentally challenged persons, emphasizing that cases of mental ailment varies, and expressed optimism that the center will be upgraded to do more interventions.

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