Minister of Gender, Disability, the Elderly and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati has threatened to close any building with disability unfriendly structures.
Speaking in an interview with state controlled Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) on Wednesday, Kaliati said her ministry is now impatient with the increasing number of buildings which are not friendly to people with disability.
”Actually, I will be consulting my director in the ministry to see what we can do but definitely I will be closing the buildings,” she said.
She said the government had given enough time to building owners to adjust their structures to be disability friendly.
“Those who are constructing their buildings now must know that there is a law that must be obeyed on disability,” said Kaliati.
She has not however said when she will close down the buildings.
Last year she warned she would close down some buildings in Mzuzu include the Reserve Bank building.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :