Tuesday, July 16, 2024

ZANFOB asks RB to appoint more disabled people into govt.

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The Zambia National Federation of the Blind (ZANFOB) has called upon government to increase budgetary allocation to the disabled people in the country this year.

Federation Secretary General, George Mizinga has since asked President Rupiah Banda to consider appointing more disabled persons in his government.

Mr. Mizinga said there was need for persons with disability to be fully represented in the government in order to have their voices heard.

He said with the economic crisis the country was experiencing, there was need for the government to look into the plight of the disabled in the country.

Mr. Mizinga told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today, that disabled persons were also capable of performing different activities, just like their able bodied colleagues anywhere in the world.

He urged government to put in place measures that would help address the economic hardships the country was experiencing.

He has also called upon the government to quickly ratify the United Nations (UN) Convention on the blind.

Mr. Mizinga said there was need for the government to also consider looking into the conditions of Citizens Economic Empowerment Funds (CEEF).

And Federation Information and Publicity Secretary, Chalwe Mapulanga has called on the disabled people in Zambia to rise to the challenge and participate in national development.

Mr. Mapulanga said the disabled people should not just sit back and wait for assistance but should actively contribute to national issues.

He said the disabled people should not feel intimidated by their able bodied colleagues because they could help develop the nation.

ZANIS/AJN/KSH/ENDS

27 COMMENTS

  1. well its nt jst a matter of appointing the disabled in government,bt they shld be appointed based on merit,i agree totally with #2..toko,government appointments shld be based on meirt..

  2. sorry bloggers,i meant to say,government appointments shld be based on merit,and nt on meirt,yaa ichisungu chalishupa ifwe.[-(

  3. i totally agree.it should be based on merit but to be precise, we need educated disabled people.am sure we have educated disabled people out there. :):d/:-w

  4. Thats a very good move I think it is very prejudice to only have mentally disabled people in government, it’s high time physically disabled people joined then.

  5. **==

    ofcourse nga bali jobafye bwino, why sideline them?

    Hai baby c, where is ba moze, hv just resurfaced as well,job job job!!!!

  6. ehe they may be disabled but their brains aint disabled.some of these chaps are bad news when it comes to IQ.so if they qualify let them be part of nation building. :d:):d/

  7. It is the disabled themselves who say that being disabled does not mean inability, so they can compete in their own right and prove their capability to perform. They should not expect handouts or appoints to govt positions because their disability. Let the disabled be proactive and not expect society to lokk and treat them them with that kind of attitude they expect. Helloooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:((

  8. NO 21 REPLY FOR NORA

    IF YOU ARE ABREAST WITH THE MORDERN WORLD,YOU WOULD APPRECAITE WHAT DISABLED PP ARE SAYING.THEY AINT SAYING THEY WANT TO BE LOOKED AFTER NO NO NO.ITS ABOUT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND REPRESENTAION.WHY DONT YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF WOMEN AND THE SADC PROTOCOL OF 30% WOMEN REPRESENTATION? ARGUE SENSIBLY AND BE ALIVE TO MODERN HUMAN RIGHTS TRENDS SIS!!!!! 😉

  9. Its not about appointing them into government.
    1. make the buildings accessible to these people
    2. everyone is disabled in one way or another
    3. let’s think through this thouroughly before making any silly comment

    Out to Gaza.

  10. Awe ine nainuka !! Let me go home!! I will continue blogging when I read Kunganda!! Abakashi nabepika!!! Lelo ni German Foods.. Kutotela fye Lesa LATA
    :d

  11. Intellectually disabled leaders + physically disabled people = failed government. Yes, let everyone participate in the destruction of the country.

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