MIDENO Empowers Persons with Disabilities, over 3000 Chicks distributed

MIDENO GM hands chicks to persons with disability

The North West development Authority, MIDENO has handed over 3,000, 3 weeks old chicks  to some persons with disability in Bamenda, North West region.

The over 100 selected beneficiaries have varied disabilities and some are caregivers to those living with disabilities who also benefitted. Three associations dealing with the welfare of the persons with disabilities also benefitted.

According to Cletus Anye Matoyah, General Manager of MIDENO, the 30 recipients were carefully selected and some have owned farms before.

" We worked  with the Socio Economic Empowerment of Person's with Disability Program SEEPD  of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services CBCHS and together, these beneficiaries were selected. We are handing to them chicks and feed that can accompany them to take care of the chicks from now till when they're ready for the market." The GM of MIDENO told the Observer.

The project seeks to empower these persons with disability to have something they can depend on, thereby alleviating poverty in the society.

"They're strong agents of development. While empowering the normal population, we need to empower the persons with disabilities." Cletus Anye Matoyah.

Some of the beneficiaries like Chi Joseph Atanga, father of two, who lost his sight in 2017, this is a relief measure.

The resident of Mankon narrates to The Observer that; "I used to keep table birds as a source of taking care of my family. Unfortunately the last time I did so, all were stolen. It has given my children and I  hard times. It has made it difficult to feed or pay their fees.

"This support from MIDENO is an initiative worth saluting" Chi Atanga said.

MIDENO GM, Cletus Anye Matoyah 

The former truck driver who was plunged into disability by an accident plans to re-start his life. A measure Priestly Nchamukong says will bring in financial stability.

" This will help me improve on the number of table birds in the market. This will not only increase my income but will increase my skills in poultry."

A message corroborated by Nyinchou Samuel. The Visual impaired says this will increase his family income and prays on MIDENO to extend this gesture to other communities in the region.

The Regional President of the coordinating Unit of Associations with disabilities, Nogning Armelle, remarked that this is a great gesture with great impact in the lives of persons with disability. "Those who had nothing to do, this will act as a start up and they will be able to improve their lives."

Hamza Danpullo 

The distribution of these chicks which according to the supplier, Hamza Danpullo is the best breed, fully vaccinated and can be consumed after one month from today, is part of several projects that MIDENO will execute with persons with Disabilities.

Those with mobility impairment will receive tri-cycles while others will benefit from fully-equipped grinding mills.

The partnership between the Socio-economic empowerment of persons with Disabilities (SEEPD) of the CBCHS and MIDENO signed in 2022, the beneficiaries attest will greatly improve lives, safeguard children's future and increase productivity across the region.


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