Acting President, Kembo Mohadi has urged the corporate world to support people living with disabilities.
Speaking at the International Day of Persons with Disabilities which was held at Caledonia in Harare yesterday, the Acting President also said the government has dedicated resources in social services and protection to improving the lives of people living with disability.
“The celebrations of this day are an important tool for promoting the rights of persons with disabilities through increasing awareness of disability issues.
“The government of Zimbabwe has to date undertaken several programmes and policies aimed at mainstreaming disability.
“This day should not just be a celebration, but an opportunity for us to pause and look at what has been achieved, and what is still to be done,” he said.
Wheelchairs, underarm clutches, walking frames, 90 metric tonnes of rice and 120 metric tonnes of maize which were donated by His Excellency, President Emmerson Mnangagwa were handed over to people living with disability by the Acting President.
National Building Society, Ecobank and Netone are some of the sponsored who funded the event.
Tzu Chi Foundation, a Taiwan- based humanitarian organization also donated 4 500 bottles of water, 200 blankets and a tonne of rice among other things.
Police Band, Jah Prayzah and Mushawedu Community which is a group of parents who have children living with disability entertained the people who had gathered for the event.