Disability Activist urges govt to invest in communication technology

Disability, HIV and AIDS Activist  Elijah Ngwale has urged the Patriotic Front (PF) Government to invest in communication technology for visually impared people in Zambia.    Prof. Ngwale said the government should priotise investing in communication technology which is  cardinal for the people living with disabilities in the country as opposed to introducing new bank notes for the blind.  

Disability, HIV and AIDS Activist Elijah Ngwale has urged the Patriotic Front (PF) Government to invest in communication technology for visually impared people in Zambia.
Disability, HIV and AIDS Activist  Elijah Ngwale has urged the Patriotic Front (PF) Government to invest in communication technology for visually impared people in Zambia.
 

 Prof. Ngwale said the government should priotise investing in communication technology which is  cardinal for the people living with disabilities in the country as opposed to introducing new bank notes for the blind.
 

He said many people with disabilities are suffering because of lack of empowerment and good policies such as inadequate inclusion of gender perspectives in programmes for the disabled.
 

 The Disability Activist has since called on government to immediately convene a meeting to discuss this and other issues affecting persons with disabilities in the country.
 

Meanwhile, Prof. Ngwale appealed to cooperating partners to continue assisting persons living with disabilities with various needs.
 

He said introducing new bank notes does not favour persons with disabilities because not all notes will be printed by the bank of Zambia.
 

“This move is just for prestige and does not favour people with disabilities in the sense that only a few notes will be printed,” he said. 
 

 Prof. Ngwale has for this reason challenged the government to monitor the guidelines that impede the rights of the disabled in Zambia.
 
 
 
 
 

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