People living with disabilities say they continue to face a number of challenges and have called for adoption of policies that increase protection of their rights.

Disability activists have called for an attitude change towards people living with disabilities.

The activists who were presenting their concerns to the adviser to the President on disability issues said no meaningful engagement is being afforded to people living with disabilities when it comes to policy and decision making.

Special Advisor on disability issues in the Office of the President and Cabinet Honourable Joshua Malinga called on a mindset change in society towards valuing people with disabilities and allowing them to take part in the development agenda.

Zimbabwe is signatory to conventions on the rights of those with disabilities with the disability persons’ act providing for the welfare and rehabilitation of disabled persons.

The recent appointment of a National Disability Board is also hoped to assist correct the discrimination issues faced with disabled persons in employment, access to public places, services and amenities.