Minister condemns people taking unfair advantage of PwD

04Jan 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Minister condemns people taking unfair advantage of PwD

​​​​​​​DEPUTY Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office- responsible for people living with disabilities, Ummy Nderiananga has strongly condemned the behaviour of some people who had used persons with disabilities (PwDs) into street beggars so as to earn income.

​​​​​​​DEPUTY Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office- responsible for people living with disabilities, Ummy Nderiananga.

According to her, there are some people who are taking advantage of the PwDs by putting them in one house and then use them to earn money.

In her impromptu visit to various areas where the persons with disabilities are kept in Tandale Street, Dar es Salaam Region, Nderianganga expressed her sadness over the acts of abuse done to the disabled.

“These acts are against human rights, there are some people ‘dealers’ who have been transporting people with disabilities from upcountry bringing them  to Dar es Salaam to make them street beggars, this is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated,” she said.

The deputy minister added: “It is shocking to see some people using disabled people to earn money, why are you taking these people and making them become beggars for your own interests? The government will not turn a blind eye to this, we will hunt all the culprits wherever they are,” she explained.

According to her, PwDs have for a long time been seen as a trifling group in society’s eyes which is totally not true. These people have all the rights like any other human being, so they should be respected.

She said that the government has formed policies and laws to ensure that the group is well protected and lived happily.

She urged the general public to support the government by revealing all people behind the illegal business. Read More...epaper.ippmedia.com

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