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Emerine Kabanshi launches ZAPD Strategic Plan 2017 2021

Emerine Kabanshi launches ZAPD Strategic Plan 2017 2021

Emerine Kabanshi launches ZAPD Strategic Plan 2017 2021
July 01
19:18 2017

By Fulman James Mukobeko Nico, Sibeso Nalufu and Derrick Sinjela

ZAPD Board Chairperson Ms. Julien Mwape picture by Derrick Sinjela

COMMUNITY Development and Social Services Minister (CDSSM) Emerine Kabanshi pegs the Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities (ZAPD) 2017-2021 Strategic Plan as a necessary tool for improving the standards and promoting rights of persons with disabilities.

ZAPD Acting Director General Dr. Barnabas Chitalu picture by Derrick Sinjela

Speaking at the launch of ZAPD 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, at Lusaka’s New Government Complex on Saturday 1st July 2017, Ms. Kabanshi said through the ZAPD vision of inclusiveness, Zambians must ensure that persons with disabilities are included in all developmental activities.

Flanked by ZAPD Acting Director General Dr. Barnabas Chitalu, ZAPD Board Chairperson, Ms. Julien Mwape and Professor Elijah Ngwale, Ms. Kabanshi challenged Zambians to change the attitudes towards people with disabilities by acknowledging their actions.

Professor Elijah Ngwale thanks Community Development Minister Emerine Kabanshi for launching ZAPD 2017-2021 Strategic Plan pix by Zambian Children Young People and Women in Development (ZCYPD)

Kabanshi assured Disability Persons Organisations (DPO’s) and right holders of Government support throughout the 2017-2021 ZAPD Strategic Plan implementations process toward an inclusive society by providing opportunities to all persons with disabilities.

“Government led by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu will continue supporting interests of persons with disability,” prodded Kabanshi, a Patriotic Front (PF) Member of Parliament (MP) for Luapula.

And Disability Rights Goodwill Ambassador for Persons with Disabilities Professor Elijah Ngwale admonished persons with disabilities to highlight their plight

Ngwale prayed that the

Drama building better environment for persons with Disabilities

launched ZAPD 2017-2021 Strategic Plan will not be shelved but implemented for the betterment of the persons with disabilities. http://www.sida.se/globalassets/sida/eng/partners/human-rights-based-approach/disability/rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-zambia.pdf


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