GWERU – President Emmerson Mnangagwa has asked people living with disabilities to compile a register with their names and submit it to the relevant Minister for support with Pfumvudza inputs.
Fifteen percent or 2,4million Zimbabweans are living with disability.
Mnangagwa was speaking at the 9th Edition of the National Disability Expo in Gweru last Wednesday. It is understood that 15% of the country’s population are living with disability.
He said that the Second Republic is working tirelessly to ensure that everyone in involved Government programmes without exception adding that all barriers will be removed. He donated hundreds of laptops to the community.
“I have heard your request to be part of Pfumvudza. You will be supported and I now urge you to have clear registers province by province and submit details to your minister.
“The Second Republic is working tirelessly to make sure that no one is left behind in the national development matrix,” he said.
Mnangagwa said his Government will be supportive of people living with disabilities and said that he had for example appointed the first High Court Judge who is visually impaired.
He also muted the idea of setting up a bank for people living with disabilities after he was impressed by the high quality of goods exhibited at the expo.
Mnangagwa said the Disability Bill which is to be tabled before Parliament will enable Government to meet the needs of people living with disabilities.
The Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, Paul Mavima said 15 % or 2,4 people in Zimbabwe live with disabilities.
National Disability Expo Chairperson Tafadzwa Matope promised to support Mnangagwa in the next elections.
“As long as I am still the national chair, I want to assure you Your Excellency that you will retain your top post. We need resources to mobilise for voter registration campaigns,” he said.
Also attending the expo was Special Advisor in the Office of the President and National Disability Chairperson Joshua Malinga. https://masvingomirror.com