‘Don’t be shy of persons with disability’: Manombe-Ncube

13 May 2019 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 13 MAY (NAMPA) – Deputy Minister of Disability Affairs Alexia Manombe-Ncube encouraged people with relatives who live with disabilities to not be shy and hide them from the public, but rather to treasure them.
Manombe-Ncube said this when she handed over three orthopaedic beds to identified individuals of the Samora Machel, Moses Garoëb and Katutura Central constituencies in Windhoek on Monday.
She explained that people with disabilities have all the rights just like anybody else and should not be discriminated against because of their nature.
“Rather respect their dignity because disability is not something that somebody chooses to live with, but something that can happen to anyone. We have car accidents happening all the time, therefore disability is something we are living with,” she advised.
Manombe-Ncube said people who have relatives with disabilities should take them out to public events and let them live a normal life of experiencing events that are happening around the country.
She also called on guardians of people living with disabilities and are receiving government grants to use the money for the intended purposes and not to make a living out of it.
She emphasised that some people want to live off disability grants by not spending the money on the owner, warning that such people can get arrested, as it is not their money to depend on.
Similar bed donations were made to beneficiaries in the Otjozondjupa, Kavango West, Zambezi, Ohangwena and Kunene regions since the beginning of this month.
The beds were made available by Ohorongo Cement.