Former President Kenneth Kaunda has said children with disability need the support of everyone for them to grow into responsible citizens of the country.
Dr. Kaunda said children with disabilities also have the potential and capability to contribute meaningfully to the development of the country.
He said this today when he interacted with children that have cerebral pulse at Mulelemwana Cerebral Palsy Day Care in Lusaka.
The former President, who showed up at the centre when the KK @ 90 Committee was donating various items to the centre, also prayed for the children’s good health.
Dr. Kaunda asked God to guide and protect the children for them to grow up strong in order to one day be able to serve their country.
And Community Development Mother and Child Health Minister Emerine Kabanshi called on all Zambians to partner with government and complement its efforts to address the many challenges country was facing.
Ms. Kabanshi said government was ready to work with all stakeholders because it cannot manage to implement all its policies alone.
She stated that the slogan of ‘One Zambia; One Nation’ should be preserved because it was key to keeping peace and harmony in the nation.
Meanwhile, KK @ 90 Committee Chairperson David Kombe noted that Dr. Kaunda has a strong passion for the children.
Mr. Kombe said some funds that were raised Dr. Kaunda’s 90th birthday were being given to charitable organisations of his choice.
The committee handed over three wheel-chairs, a stove, a fridge, and kitchen utensils among other goods to help the centre in the caring of children.