A SENIOR blind citizen has urged government to seriously work towards improving representation of physically challenged persons in the country’s governance system.
Elijah Ngwale has told QFM that the appointments made so far by President Michael Sata fall short of fair representation of people with disabilities.
Mr. Ngwale adds that government should have appointed a representative of people with special needs on the constitution technical committees.
The human rights activist has argued that the appointment of the justice ministry permanent secretary Patricia Jere to the committee does not make any difference to the physically challenged because her appointment was based on the fact he is permanent secretary in the ministry of justice.
He adds that it would have been better if the president had considered another physically challenged person other than Ms. Jere to fully represent persons with special needs in the country.
And Mr. Ngwale commended the PF government for unearthing some scandals involving former government leaders.
But Mr. Ngwale has expressed disappointment by the government failure within 90 days to take corrective measures aimed at improving efficiency in the civil service.