People with disabilities have bemoaned the stringent measures attached to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)’s $5 million facility, saying they are impacting negatively to the financial inclusion strategy.

In a bid to promote financial inclusion, the government through the RBZ availed a $5 million facility for people with disabilities but representatives of the underprivileged group cited stringent measures attached to the fund as the major setback.

In an interview on the sidelines of Persons with Disabilities Network meeting with the RBZ, founder of Signs of Hope Trust, Ms Samantha Sibanda said the disabled are finding it almost impossible to access banking services.

RBZ Deputy Director – Bank Supervision Division, Mrs Norah Mukura said they are working towards implementing the 2016-2020 financial inclusion policy.

Studies show that people with disabilities still remain the most socially and economically marginalised.