LOCAL Government and Rural Development Minister Gary Nkombo says he is saddened that vulnerable people have been forgotten by society.
Speaking when IK Charitable Trust donated some wheelchairs and food hampers in Mazabuka, Tuesday, Nkombo said vulnerable people in the community need the support of the society and government.
Nkombo, who is also Mazabuka UPND member of parliament, said there was need for society and government to fully support such people because they are human beings.
“I am saddened to see that within our community, we have people who have been banked away. Maybe even forgotten by society and by government and so, we need for both the society and government to fully support such people because they are human beings. This remains to us to thank you most sincerely for having that deep sense that there is somebody out there who needs your help,” he said.
He appealed to IK Charitable Trust to continue helping more vulnerable people in other parts of the country.
And IK Charitable Trust representative Haroon Ghumra said his organisation aimed at uplifting the welfare of the less privileged in society.
He said the donation of wheelchairs would assist vulnerable people who did not have the capacity to procure mobility aids.
“We were approached in June 2021 by the department of social welfare in the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services to assist vulnerable people who did not have the capacity to procure mobility aids. We were informed that some of the underlying issues the recipients are facing were as a result of cerebral palsy, amputation, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries to name a few,” said Ghumra.
“This request is very much in line with IK Charitable Trust’s core objectives which is to uplift the welfare of the less privileged in the society and to supplement government efforts in development the less privileged communities.”
27 wheelchairs and 27 food and hygiene product hampers were donated by IK Charitable Trust to vulnerable people in Mazabuka district of Southern Province.