Touching: President Mutharika Tells A Personal Story On “Disability”

apm-luchenza-4An Extract From APM’s Speech Delivered During The Commemoration Of The International Day For Persons With Disability 

Let me tell you a personal story. I was born in a family where we had a sister who had a disability. My elder sister could not walk. In those days,  if you had a disability, you were seriously marginalised. Some people in my village kept whispering that my parents had done something wrong to bear a girl who could not walk. My brother and I,  Bingu and I, kept fighting boys who kept teasing us for having with a disability. I know what it means to grow up with disability.

And as some of you, I have a grandson who has autism. Some of you have seen him. He can’t talk, and he will never talk. When I meet him, sometimes it takes him a week to remember me. So, I know what means to live with disability.

8 Responses to "Touching: President Mutharika Tells A Personal Story On “Disability”"

  1. Yamikani John Mwasama   December 5, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Democratic president… Its very rare for a person of high office like that of a present to share her or his personal story like this, very touching indeed, may the good LORD bless our beloved President

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  2. Lingston K Chipofya   December 5, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    believe in Him who created him,he will be okay. do not take His power for he is able

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  3. Staniel Wisikoti   December 6, 2016 at 6:43 am

    GO.D MONING A.L THOS U WANT TO BE A SPORTER OF NYASA B/B.

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