Minister of Gender, Child welfare and Disability Patricia Kaliati has threatened goverment will seal off all buildings which are not friendly to persons with disability.
Kaliati said this Thursday after visiting FMB Bank in Mzuzu where she ordered management to modify the bank building to be disability friendly.
This was part of the commemoration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Kaliati’s comments echoed concerns from Fedoma which said people seem not to adhere to the new disability law which mandates building structures to be disability friendly.
Fedoma spokesperson Lyson Mapanga said there was need for public buildings, including hospitals and schools to be disability friendly.
Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi (Fedoma) board chairperson Towera Masiku called on government to speed up the national mainstreaming strategy to enable issues of disabilities to be included in all programmes.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :