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*REGISTRATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.*
According to the Persons with Disabilities Act No.6 of 2012, *Disability* means a permanent physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory impairment that alone, or in combination with social environment barriers, hinders the ability of a person to fully or effectively participate in society on an equal basis with others.
A Person with Disability can obtain an Identity Card from the Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities at the Provincial or District office.
Acquisition of the Disability Certification Card is free.
Applicants are required to submit an application through the form supplied by the Director General of the Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities to the Provincial Coordinator or District Coordinator.
The Disability Identity Card is a legal document used to identify a Person with Disability, in the same manner as a Driving License (DL). In addition, the card is also used as proof of disability when such proof is required under any State law. If a Person with Disability has this card, he /she does not usually require to present further medical documentation of their disability.
The card contains medical information helpful in emergency care. persons with Disability may present his/her a Disability ID card when applying for or importing assistive devices such as vehicles, manual and motorized wheelchairs, applying for a conventional tax exemption, or accessing social protection services such as social cash transfer, women empowerment, youth empowerment ,school bursaries and many other programs that are being offered, which require one to produce the Disability ID card as proof of disability.
Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities (ZAPD) in Western Province has called on the Catholic Church to be more inclusive by producing materials in Braille.
ZAPD Western Province Acting Coordinator Kennedy Mwewa said this at a Mass held for Persons with Disabilities a day following the Commemoration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) in Mongu.
Mr Mwewa said persons with visual impairment in the province needed to be part of the Catholic Church activities.
He said transcribing materials such as the Bible, the Sunday missal and other pieces of literature the church produced into Braille would go a long way in making sure that Persons with Disabilities were not left out.
Mr Mwewa said the church must also include sign language as a course for people training to become priests.
He said the introduction of sign language in seminaries would allow persons with hearing and speech impairment access information and various services without difficulty.
Mr Mwewa said persons with speech and hearing impairment could not access services as the sacrament of reconciliation.
Meanwhile Catholic Diocese of Mongu Bishop Evans Chinyemba said suggestions and concerns raised by ZAPD had been forwarded and received by the Zambia Conference of Catholics Bishops (ZCCB) Secretariat.
Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities (ZAPD) Agriculture Skills Development Officer Mrs. Maureen Chileshe Shonga held a successful meeting with members of the Kanyama Disabled Persons Association (KADPA) to enlighten them on the services being offered by Kamono Farm Initiative. The meeting was aimed at stimulating the interest of the members to venture into agriculture as a business.
Mrs. Shonga said this program will be extended to other areas so that Persons with Disabilities will be well informed and subsequently change their mindset to embrace agriculture as a source of livelihood.
The Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities participated in the commemoration of the Anti Corruption Commission Day, under the theme “UNITING THE WORLD AGAINST CORRUPTION”.
The event was held today, 9th of December, 2022 at showgrounds.
“Pictures of Persons with Disabilities in Northern Province, after receiving their farming inputs under the Food Security Pack program in the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services “
The Zambia Agency for Person with Disability ( ZAPD) joined the rest of the world yesterday in commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at Lusaka’s Showgrounds.
This year, the commemoration was graced by the Hon Minister of Community Development and Social Services Ms. Doreen Mwamba.
As ZAPD,we remain committed in ensuring that we fulfill our agenda in promoting the rights and challenges faced by people living with disabilities.
The event is held annually on the 3rd of December.The theme for this year was,”Transformative solutions for inclusive development :The role of evolution in fueling accessibility and equitable world.”
Much appreciation to our partners who made the event possible.
ZAMBIA AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: 3RD DECEMBER 2022.
Theme: Transformative solutions for inclusive development:
The role of evolution in fueling accessibility and equitable world.
The Agency and the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS) with the support from Christian Blind Mission (CBM) undertakes a cleaning exercise at Chainama Hospital in readiness for International Day of Persons with Disabilities which will be held on Saturday, 3 December 2022, this event is graced by the Minister of Community Development and Social Services Madam Doreen Mwamba.
Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities participated in the commemoration of the world day of remembrance for road traffic victims which is held every 3rd Sunday of November.
ZAPD’s Board Chairperson Mr. Moses Luneta with Israel’s Ambassador to Zambia Ofra FARHI after a successful discussion on the plights of Persons with Disabilities in Zambia and possible programs of collaboration aimed at improving their lives.
The Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities participated in the Exhibition at East park mall on 25th November 2022, under the theme 1st ANNUAL STEM AWARENESS FESTIVAL 2022.
MTN ZAMBIA has donated 3 Computers and a Router to the Agency
This activity has been necessitated under the MTN Zambia 21 Days Yello Care.
This is Under they theme empowering communities and driving economic recovery and job creation
MTN general manager for corporate services Maureen Dio said the institution saw it fit to ensure that person’s living with disabilities are well equipped and have the Technological knowledge, during the handover
The ZAPD Acting director general Nicholas Goma appreciated the gesture saying it has come at a right time to empower Persons with Disabilities with ICT facilities and skills. He further encouraged other corperate entities to emulate the good gesture by MTN Zambia of donating equipment to Persons with Disabilities.
Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities, on 3rd February, 2022, visited the British American Tobacco Company (BAT Zambia) offices to conduct an Accessibility Audit. 75% of the Premises are accessible to Persons with Disabilities, However , the company will have to make a few adjustments for the entire place to be 100% accessible.
The Agency commended the effort that the company is making in ensuring that Persons with Disabilities access the built environment on an equal basis with others.
Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities Acting Director General, Mr Nicholas Goma and ZAPD officers travelled to Kapopo village and Chifwema area to interact with Persons with Disabilities and address their concerns.
Photos for Kapopo Village
Photos for Chifwema area
The Agency in partnership with Zambia Federation of Disability Organizations, Disability Rights Watch and the Commuter Magazine, with support from the United Nations (United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), conducted a Rapid Impact Assessment of COVID-19 on Persons with Disabilities in Zambia.
The objective of the assessment was to understand and identify the health and socio-economic challenges faced by Persons with Disabilities and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic and to formulate recommendations to the Government and service providers on COVID-19 disability-inclusive response and recovery.
Below are pictures of the validation workshop of the report that took place on Wednesday, 14th December, 2021 at Southern Sun Hotel in Lusaka.
The Agency joined the rest of the world to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December. This year’s national commemoration was held on the Copperbelt at Levy Mwanawansa stadium and was graced by the Minister of Community Development and Social Services, Mrs Doreen Mwamba, MP
2021 International Day of Persons with Disabilities High -Level Cocktail was held at Sarovar hotel on 29th November 2021
Handover of Photobank
We regret to inform the general public that we lost our beloved member of staff Mr Febian Mambwe on 9th November 2021 in a car accident, He was put to rest on 12 November 2021, Mr Mambwe who was the senior rehabilitation officer.
The Minister of Community Development and Social Services Honorable Doreen Mwamba in the company of the Permanent Secretary Madam Pamela Kabamba and Director Social welfare Mr Kennedy Mumba visited Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities (ZAPD) to interact with the members of staff and give a roadmap on the direction the government wishes to take with regards to development and Persons with Disabilities
The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) in partnership with the Prudential Life Assurance Zambia (PLAZ) under the Safe Steps Project donated various assistive devices to Persons with Disabilities at a hand over ceremony held at Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities (ZAPD), Lusaka. Present at the event was the Acting Director General Mr. Nicholas Goma, RTSA Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Gladwell Banda and the Acting Managing Director of Prudential Life Assurance Mr. Kachizya Kwenda.” During the event, Mr. Goma expressed gratitude to RTSA and PLAZ for their generosity in providing mobility aids for Persons with Disabilities and hoped for further collaborations. The event took place on 07th October, 2021.
Madam Pamela Kabamba, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services and Acting Director General for ZAPD Julien Mwape , graced the Empowerment Program that was held at ZAPD Headquater on 7th June 2021
Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities held a Press Briefing at pamodzi, Lusaka Hotel, the Acting Director General for Zambia Agency for persons with Disabilities Ms Julien Mwape appealed to various political parties to adopt persons with disabilities willing to stand in the coming August elections.
Zambia Association of Sisterhoods through the Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities donated 10 trays of eggs and Covid-19 prevention Posters to University Teaching Hospital(UTH) Special School and Bauleni special Needs Project Shool, 5 trays were delivered at each school by the Director Rehabilitation and Research Ms Agatha Banda from Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities.
UTH Special School Head Teacher Received the donation with gratitude .
Bauleni Special Needs Project School Senior Teacher Received the donation on behalf of the school with gratitude
EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM was graced with the presence of the Minister of Community Development and Social Services Hon. Kampamba Mulenga, and Acting Director General for ZAPD Julien Mwape , this event was held at ZAPD Headquater on 11 December 2020
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES CELEBRATIONS was graced with the presence of the Minister of Community Development and Social Services Hon. Kampamba Mulenga, Permenant Secratery and Acting Director General for ZAPD Julien Mwape
Maiming and Killing of persons with Albinism – Mika
Presentation of a memorandum from ZAPD ZAPD Outreach Programme 2020 – Eastern Province.
2019 International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesCocktail -IDPD Copperbelt Province – December 2019
Western Province -October 2019.. Lusaka Province – 2019…
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