The disabled in Eastern Province complain over deaf omission in the provincial constitution review commission conference.

Some people with disabilities in Eastern province have expressed concern with the selection of disabled people to participate in the Provincial Constitution Review Conference scheduled for next week on Monday.
Speaking to Breeze News, Zambia National Disabled Support Group Spokesperson, John Nyati, expressed disappointment that the deaf have been denied representation.
Mr. Nyati says it is sad that the deaf have been left out despite the Technical Committee on Drafting the Zambian Constitution agreeing to a proposal to have a sign language interpreter during deliberations.
He revealed that government only selected the blind and physically handicapped but left out the deaf.
Mr. Nyati wondered who the deaf interpreter is going to translate to because the deaf are not attending.
He has called for inclusion of the deaf before the sitting starts next week, stating that it is important that they also understand and contribute to the constitution review process.

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