October 1, 2020

People With Disabilities In Nsanje Cry Foul Over Lack Of Information On COVID-19 Pandemic.

People With Disabilities In Nsanje Cry Foul Over Lack Of Information On COVID-19 Pandemic.

People With Disabilities In Nsanje Cry Foul Over Lack Of Information On COVID-19 Pandemic.

By Alex Charlie

People with various disabilities in Nsanje district have expressed worry over lack of information on COVID-19.

Speaking in an interview with GT  , Chairperson for People with disabilities in Nsanje district, Reverend Kampira Banda, said in a rapidly evolving pandemic areas, information is essential for people to make decisions about how to protect themselves and how to access necessities and services during quarantine and self-isolation.

Banda said there is need for government to make efforts in order to protect the rights of people with disabilities in responding to the pandemic.

Rehabilitation Officer for Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA) in Nsanje district, Fred Mazoko, concurred with the peoples’ concerns adding that lack of funding for awareness to these people is another factor that is contributing to the absence of information on COVID-19

District Commissioner for Nsanje, Douglas Moffat said government is doing all it can possible to protect the disabled people from the pandemic without discrimination those some organizations are closely collaborate with the council.

“We advise Nsanje’s Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA) to work in collaboration with the district council as government agency,” Moffat said.

Currently, the country has registered 37 cases of Covid-19 with 3 deaths while 4 have recovered from the pandemic.