Govt. launches the National Trust Fund for Persons with Disabilities (NTFPD) Trust fund

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Government has called on the private sector to supplement its efforts in soliciting funds for empowering persons living with disabilities.

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And Zambia Agency for Persons Living with Disabilities ZAPD Director for Rehabilitation Patrick Miyenga appealed to persons living with disabilities to pay back the loans.

Community Development, Mother and Child Health Deputy Minister Dorothy Kazunga says  government should be assisted to mobilise resources for funds for the disabled persons under the National Trust Fund for Persons with Disabilities (NTFPD) Trust.

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Ms Kazunga made the call when she launched the National Trust Fund for Persons with Disabilities (NTFPD) Trust’s Strategic Plan at her office in Lusaka, today.

She  said NTFPD is cardinal in providing loan facilities to persons living with disabilities enhance the needy for additional funds to be pumped into NTFPD.

The Deputy Minister observed that very few banks and leading institutions are willing to give loans to the disabled.

She reiterated that government will ensure that the Strategy Plan works in bid to improve the livelihood of persons leaving with disabilities.

Ms Kazunga said communities benefit more when the disabled persons are empowered.

And Zambia Agency for Persons Living with Disabilities ZAPD Director for Rehabilitation Patrick Miyenga appealed to persons living with disabilities to pay back the loans.

He said the programme will only spread to other parts of the Country if beneficiaries pay back the loans.

Mr Miyenga advised members to desist from defaulting  after accessing the loan facility.

He recalled that in the past programmes aimed at empowering people living with disabilities have died because of members who fail to repay the loans.

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