Matero Member of Parliament, Miles Sampa, has urged the well-to-do members of society to have compassionate towards less-privileged children.
And Mr Sampa has commended Children International Zambia for supplementing government’s efforts towards improving the lives of less privileged children in society.
Mr Sampa, who is also Commerce, Trade and Industry Deputy Minister, said people who are well-to-do should at all cost assist the most vulnerable in society, particularly children.
He said this at the handover of 60 wheel chairs to children living with different disabilities in Lusaka’s George Compound yesterday.
Mr Sampa said it is gratifying on the part of government to note that the private sector has come on board to assist children born with different disabilities.
Earlier, Children International Programmes Officer, Richard Chikwa, disclosed that the 60 wheelchairs are part of the 550 wheelchairs which were procured at a cost of KR213, 000.
Mr Chikwa said other wheelchairs have already been distributed to over 11 institutions and pledged that his organization will remain committed to improving the morbidity of disabled children.