Ngwale commends government’s stance on disabled persons

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A senior blind citizen has applauded government for its commitment in protecting the rights of persons living with disabilities.

Elijah Ngwale of Lusaka said government’s domestication of the convention on the rights of blind persons shows its commitment to addressing various challenges affecting the disabled in the country.

Mr. Ngwale also said government’s enactment of the disability Act Number 26 of 2012 was another clear testimony indicating that that it puts the wellbeing of persons living with disabilities on top of its developmental agenda.

He told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that President Michael Sata’s government has proved to be concerned with the plight of physically challenged persons in Zambia.

In 2010, Zambia ratified the United Nations convention on the rights of blind persons which it later domesticated in 2012.

And Mr. Ngwale has praised the government for its commitment to complete all developmental projects left by the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) government.

Mr. Ngwale said the robust countrywide infrastructure development shows government’s dedication to taking an inclusive approach in developing the country.