VICE-President Dr Guy Scott says no person should be discriminated on the basis of being disabled.
During the Leonard Cheshire disability young voices regional conference in Lusaka last week, Vice-President Scott who was represented by deputy minister in the Office of the Vice-President Davis Mwango said government attached great value to the needs of persons with disabilities.
He said the new bridges and public buildings which government was building were all accessible to persons with disabilities.
He said the Ministry of Education signed a memorandum of understanding in 2010 with Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia for inclusive education in Chongwe, adding that it showed governmentĂ­s commitment to providing quality education for all people.
And Leonard Cheshire Disability Young Voices Southern Africa regional chairperson Dr Gaudenzio Rossi said the Zambian government was committed to alleviating and mitigating the challenges that persons with disabilities faced.