The Federation of Disability Organizations in Malawi (FEDOMA) has lamented lack of political will from government to adequately fund projects meant for the empowerment of persons with disabilities in the country.
Projects Manager for FEDOMA, Simon Munde, sounded the outcry in an interview with YFM online.
Munde said currently there are inadequate funds being channeled towards activities for people with various disabilities and yet government has been repeatedly insist that it has a will at heart to promote people with disabilities.
Munde hinted at the national budget in which funds channeled to persons with disabilities have been pegged at 100 million kwacha which he said is not enough to cater for their needs.
He has therefore called the allocation as “an insult.”
“The money allocated to person with disabilities especially in the disability trust is just an insult to us.
Am telling you that considering the needs of persons with disabilities, its just too little,” he said.
Munde has since appealed to the government to walk the talk and effectively include persons with disabilities in the development projects.