Fatimah wants OKU community to be proactive in requesting govt grants

Fatimah (left) and Rosey (on Fatimah's left) harvesting the vegetables at POKUFM.

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, March 6: Minister of Women, Childhood, and Community Wellbeing Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah urged persons with disabilities or special needs (OKU) to be more proactive in requesting government grants.

“The State government under Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has always been committed to ensuring people with disabilities achieve their goals to be just as successful as able-bodied persons.”

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Fatimah said the State government had provided various assistance to ensure that the OKU community had access to financial support.

“The State government strongly supports OKU to increase their opportunities in various fields by providing grants for modern farming or in other sectors,” she said during a visit to the Miri Association of Persons with Physical Disabilities (POKUFM) here today.

She added that people with physical disabilities could be successful if determined to change their lives.

Fatimah was in Miri for a working visit in conjunction with the State-level Women’s Day celebration on March 8.

This year, Miri City has been chosen to host the celebration.

During the visit, Fatimah was accompanied by her deputies, Datuk Rosey Yunus and Mohamad Razi Sitam. — DayakDaily

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