Katsonga Cautions Men who Abandon Physically Challenged Children

Katsonga with the beneficiaries Katsonga with the beneficiaries - pic by Steve Kalungwe

Member of Parliament for Neno South Constituency, Mark Katsonga Phiri, has urged men who have children with physical disability to take full responsibility over them.

He says it is inhumane to forsake children with disabilities.

He said this today when he handed over two wheelchairs to two families with physically challenged children whose fathers abandoned them at birth.

"I learnt with shock that in my constituency we have these children who cannot walk. I have solicited these two wheelchairs from my friends and are promising more when others with similar challenges are identified," said Katsonga.

The two, aged twenty six and seventeen, spend most of their times indoors as they had no means of mobility, according to their mothers.

"It's a hard time for us to raise these fully grown ups but we are doing our best to protect them. I am happy today to have received this wheelchair for my grandson, Lester James," said Gladys Kabotolo.

Social welfare officer for Ligowe section, Matius Latibu, called on government to strengthen social welfare offices with resources to enable it execute its obligations effectively.

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