Persons with disabilities commend govt.

Zambia Disabilities HIV/AIDS Human Rights Programme

Zambia Disabilities HIV/AIDS Human Rights Programme (ZAMDHARP) has commended government for the support rendered to the organisation.


Programmes Director Elijah Ngwale said the Ministry of Community Development has done a lot of positive projects with his organisation which will go a long way in their programmes.


Mr. Ngwale said this ahead of the commemoration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) which falls tomorrow December on 3 dubbed “ break barriers, open doors; for an inclusive society for all.”


Mr. Ngwale who is also Committee Member of IDPD preparations said the preparations for the IDPD are progressing well and the national event will take place in the show grounds.


He said this year’s event is being organised by the Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities (ZAPD) and the organising committee is on course with preparations.


Mr. Ngwale thanked government for domesticating the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.


He further applauded government for enacting the persons with disability Act no. six of 2012 saying this will help the disabled have a voice.


Mr. Ngwale noted that this is an important landmark in the history of the country as they celebrate this year’s IDPD with full support from government.


He has since thanked government for mainstreaming issues of persons with disabilities and the existing national and international programmes, among them, the social cash transfer, Decentralisation Policy, Revised Six National Development Plan and National AIDS Framework.