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DAPP Zimbabwe: Breaking disability barriers by engaging duty bearers

By Tendai Guvamombe(Bindura)

The implementation of Youths Actions on the implementation and monitoring of Disability Rights in Zimbabwe is on course with latest progress recorded in Mashonaland Central Province.
The programme is being implemented by Development Aid from People to People(DAPP)Zimbabwe with assistance of Leonard Cheshire Disability(LCD) and European Union as the funding partner.
On Tuesday the Non Governmental Organization Forum brought together all Duty Bearers drawn from different inter ministerial departments at Bindura’s District Office under Mashonaland Central Province.
Facilitating the one day training programme, DAPP Programs Manager Patrick Muzuva reiterated that the engagement was to spearhead cohesion among Duty Bearers in mainstreaming disability rights in every sphere of influence.
“Bringing together Duty Bearers we seek to significantly make them understand the concept of UNCRPD in mainstreaming disability rights by in their district of operations.”
“As we seek to implement youths actions, cohesion among duty bearers will effectively link YWDS with stakeholders such as Business Community, Civic Society Organizations(CSOs) and other prospective stakeholders partaking initiatives on disability rights,” reiterated Muzuva.
Traditional Leaders among other duty bearers hailed the symposium with Chief Ishmael Masembura describing the DAPP’s initiative as a worthwhile development for Persons with disabilities.
“DAPP has done a wonderful engagement in bringing together all stakeholders to discuss issues concerning disability rights, after this engagement I see us duty bearers speaking with one voice.”

Tendai Guvamombe