The Federation of Disability Organizations in Malawi (FEDOMA) has called for an inclusive approach in the implementation of various programmes in the country in order for person with disabilities to fully participate.
Speaking to Yoneco FM online as the country joins the global community to commemorate the international day of persons with disabilities on 3 December, FEDOMA’S Executive Director Symon Munde said programmes must be designed in consideration of the different forms of disabilities.
“We would like to let the public and duty bearers know the diversity of disabilities and that most of the times we tend to overlook them.
“It is critical that all persons with disabilities be included in development activities, they should not just be beneficiaries but agents of development,” he said.
Munde also called for the development of messages that are inclusive amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
The day is being commemorated under the theme, “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”.