Lesotho National Federation of Organisations of the Disabled (LNFOD) Executive Director Advocate Nkhasi Sefuthi says they are expecting the government to budget for the long awaited Persons with disability Advisory Council.
Adv. Sefuthi said this in an interview with the Agency as the nation awaits 2022/2023 financial estimates.
He said the establishment of Persons with Disability Advisory Council will enable monitoring of the Disability Equity Act and advice the government on rights of persons with disability.
He added that the main function of this council is to advice on how different stakeholders should make adjustments and modifications in ensuring that people with disabilities enjoy their rights on equal basis with other able bodied people.
He further said they are expecting the government to allocate more money for disability grant so that it can be implemented countrywide as it is currently piloted in five districts.
He also said it is their hope that the National Disability Mainstreaming plan will be included in the budget and implemented this financial year.
LNFOD was established in 1989, with the aim to advocate for, promoting and defending the rights of people with disabilities and their families through provision of training, material and emotional support, and by representing their needs to government, development partners and the wider community.