Center for Disablity Development Reserch law and Policy Regional Adviser Africa Dr Charles Mwape says his organisation has commenced the construction of a center for the rehabilitation for persons living with mental health in Mumbwa District.
Dr Mwape says his organisation would be providing spiritual and psyscosocail counselling and assistance to people living with mental health in Mumbwa District in Central Province and beyond.
He said this in a walk in interview with ZANIS in Lusaka, today.
Dr Mwape said his organisation has to this effect advanced the construction of centre for persons with disability in the district..
He said that the centre will accomodate 15 male mentally challenged persons who will undergo phychosocial counceling and spiritual support adding that the patients will be taken from different streets for rehabilitation purposes.
Dr. Mwape noted that the many mentally challenged persons are being negleted by their family members and communities in the area hence the need to accomodate them at the centre.
He said that organisation will engage pastors who will be trained in the mode of counselling.
Dr. Mwape noted that the project is aimed at monitoring governments that rectified the United Nations convension stating the rights of persons with disabilities.
He added that the organisation will implement a disability policy that will engage African governments that will develop policies that are disability friendly.