zapd, the church-to work together

The Zambia Anglican Council (ZAC) has expressed interest to work with the Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities to uplift the lives of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

ZAC Country Director Ms. Ellen Mubanga and Head of Programs Mr. Kelvin Munsongo this morning held a meeting with ZAPD Management seeking a common ground within which the two organizations can work together to promote the rights and the lives of PWDs through various programs and projects, most importantly in rural areas.

Ms. Mubanga said in the spirit of inclusiveness, the church intends to incorporate the Disability Sector in all their programming and that this can only be achieved when they work with ZAPD, an organization with the mandate to plan, promote and administer services for all categories of disability in the Country.

And Mr. Munsongo added that because disability is a cross cutting issue, the church with support from their cooperating partners is seeking areas in which they can provide support in all their programming to include PWDs with the help of the Agency such as provision of assistive devices among other services.

Meanwhile ZAPD Director General Mr. Frankson Musukwa thanked ZAC for showing interest to work with ZAPD saying the church is welcome to work with the Agency to fulfill its mandate and ensure no one is left behind.