MOTION ON CUSTOM MADE WHEELCHAIRS FOR NEEDY

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

  1. notes that a donation of 900 specialised and custom-made wheelchairs were donated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Western Cape Health Department’s Rehabilitation Centre in Lentegeur on Monday, 28 February 2022;
  2. further notes that the department is also set to receive 1 200 mobility devices, including crutches, quad canes, walkers and commodes, as well as eight wheelchair repair workshops, with work benches, tools and spare parts, to the value of R5.4 million, to be supplied over the next 18 months;
  3. acknowledges that these assisted devices go a long way in terms of helping people with disabilities who have the greatest need and have the least access to these resources; and
  4. appreciates and welcomes the donation by the Church and offers its gratitude in helping to alleviate the plight of people with disabilities.