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. Solomo Ndacha   December 4, 2016 at 9:55 am

    God is good all da time

  2. Mavuto Bokosi   December 4, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    The president has first hand experience with disability and has personal commitment to ease problems that people with disability face on a daily basis. Thank you so much your Excellency for sharing your personal story and for your tireless efforts to ease problems that people with disability face. God bless you

  3. Aristobulus Chipie Sambani   December 4, 2016 at 3:16 pm


  4. Moffat Mwangonde   December 4, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    God can heal him just take him to God’s servants for serious prayers and deliverance.

  5. Celestine Dicel Daimon   December 4, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    God bless you, Mr President sir


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