Ngwale dispels rumours of disability repatriations

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—Disability, HIV and AIDS Human Rights Activist, Elijah Ngwale, has urged persons living with disabilities in the country to play down rumours alleging that government intends to repatriate all people with disabilities to the villages.


Mr Ngwale said it is not true that the Patriotic Front government (PF) has come up with a secret repatriation program that will see all persons with disabilities taken to the villages as published by some online publications.

In an interview with ZANIS today, Mr Ngwale disclosed that he is always in touch with the Director General of Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities (ZAPD), Felix Silwamba, and that he would not fail to notify him if there were such programmes as being speculated online.


And Mr Ngwale has since called on Dr Silwamba to immediately convene a meeting to discuss various issues affecting persons with disabilities in the country.


Mr Ngwale has also appealed to cooperating partners to continue assisting person living with disabilities with their different various needs.


Two weeks ago ZAPD undertook a tour to check on the impact of floods on persons living with disabilities and how they could be assisted.