Govt called on to quantify people living with disabilities

The Zambia Association of the Blind in Urban and Rural Areas has called on government through the Ministry Of Community Development and Social Welfare to clearly quantify the number of people living with disabilities if they are to effectively deal with the number of challenges they face.

Association President Keshi Chisambi has noted that in the absence of proper statistical data, government has over the years ended up under planning or over planning for the disabled in society.

He says government should know the population of people living with disabilities if they are to render long lasting solutions to their challenges.

Mr Chisambi has however, thanked government for providing an enabling environment for the disabled to make known their challenges and be helped in one way or another.

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