Africa, Misc., June 12 2021
The launch of the National Disability Policy by President Mnangagwa has been hailed as a historic development in addressing the rights and welfare of persons living with disabilities.
The President launched the NDP jointly with the Labour Migration Policy at the Harare International Conference Centre.
Senate representative for people living with disabilities, Senator Rejoice Timire welcomed the launch of the policy and thanked President Mnangagwa for prioritising their welfare.
She said there had been a vacuum on how to effectively address disability issues since 1980.
“The Policy therefore comes at the right time as we move towards Vision 2030 and we hope this will result in the inclusion of people living with disabilities in all programmes and activities towards attainment of Vision 2030,” she said.
Senator Timire said it was now up to all Zimbabweans to ensure that the provisions of the Policy were implemented.
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