President Chakwera speaks tough against discrimination of people living with disabilities

By Linda Kwanjana

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has warned the general public against any form of discrimination against people living with disabilities.

Speaking during the inauguration of this year’s Macoha week, Chakwera said his Government will not allow any form of discrimination and stigma against people living with disabilities.

“So let us work together towards a new Malawi that leads by example by treating persons with disability as full and valued members of our society. It is possible to have a Malawi where the rights, dignity, and potential of persons with disabilities are fully realised, and this Flag Week should be an igniting beacon of hope for a brighter and more inclusive future for Malawi. With these remarks, I am pleased to declare the observance of 2023 MACOHA Flag Week from 17th November to 24th,” said Chakwera.

President Chakwera

The president said his Government will promote inclusivity towards people living with disabilities.

At the Government level, the president said his Government has strengthened response towards people living with disabilities through Depertment of Disaster Management (Dodma).

He said Government has signed disaster protocol in order to collaborate well with other stakeholders at international level.

“Let’s work together and treat people with disabilities in a dignified manner, ” he said.

During the function the President bought his first flag at K2 million.