Govt to carry out disability baseline study

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Govt to carry out disability baseline study

Kasama, January 19, 2015, ZANIS… Government is working-out modalities in conjunction with stakeholders to undertake a baseline study on persons with disabilities.


Meanwhile, ZANIS reports that World Vision Zambia working with the Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities (ZAPD) has donated 20 wheelchairs to Chileshe Chepela Special School in Kasama worth over K20,000.00


Speaking during the handover ceremony, Kasama District Administrative officer Beauty Namukoko revealed that the government was working hand in hand with various stakeholders to carry out a baseline study on persons with disabilities in order to determine the nature and prevalence of disabilities in Zambia.


Ms Namukoko added that the government was also ensuring that the differently-abled people are provided with free access to government health services and other facilities that will make their lives much better.


Ms Namukoko further said that the government recognized that all Zambian children have a right to a free and compulsory quality education regardless of their status.


She noted that Chileshe Chepela School of the differently-abled needs the support of both the government and the community to enable the less privileged have access to quality education.


And School Head Modester Chamukosa appealed to government to consider constructing new infrastructure at the school.


He said the school which has more than 250 pupils is faced with challenges of infrastructure to accommodate the pupils.