ZAPD accused of failing to assist the disabled

Disabled people in Chipata have complained of not receiving enough support from the Zambia Agency for Persons with Disability provincial office.

Speaking during the Voice Radio Program on Breeze FM, this morning, the disabled persons also accused the Zambia Agency for Persons with Disability Chipata office of not representing them well at National level.

John Nyati says most disabled people in Chipata are not benefiting from their facilities such as the Lutembwe Farm for the disabled and the Hammer Mill situated in Mphando of Walela area.

Mr. Nyati suggested that government constructs a skills training centre for the disabled at Lutembwe Farm and change the location of the Hammer Mill from Mphando to a rural area so that it makes more profit.

And Chairperson for Zambia Federation for the Blind, Samson Njobvu says government should assist in revising school fees at Magwero School which he says are too high.

And Zambia Agency for Persons with Disability Assistant Coordinator, Derick Malama says his office is doing its best to address the issues of the disabled such as sponsoring 20 pupils who are deaf and blind at Magwero School.

Mr. Malama says the department is limping in an effort to assist the disabled and can only achieve by moving from being an agency to a full government department.

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