Fedoma takes a swipe at Directorate of Road Traffic

By Precious Chisikwa

The Federation of Disability Organization in Malawi (Fedoma) has described the denial by Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) to offer driving test to two people basing on their disability as a violation of human rights.

This follows a complaint by two people who were unfairly denied the opportunity to take a road traffic test solely on the basis of their disabilities.

In an interview with YFM, Fedoma Executive Director Simon Munde said it is very unfortunate and frustrating for such development because it promotes discrimination and violation of human rights.

He further said, every citizen has right to access better social services including people with disability, as provides in the constitution.

“This is breach of our constitution and disability act and the victims has right to sue the government on the matter,” he said.

Munde further said its responsibility of the DRTSS to find ways of offering such services to people with various disability, such as inviting expert to support them.

“I therefore urge all institutions offering services in the country to engage Fedoma, when facing challenges in assisting disability people, in order map the way forward,” he said.

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