The Malawi Government has finally submitted the ratification instrument to the protocol to the African Charter on Human People's Rights on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa with African Union (AU).

The final ratified instrument was officially presented  to the AU headquarters in Adis Ababa-Ethiopia by Diana Nkomba Jere and William Bambi, first Secretary (Political) permanent Mission to AU.

Speaking on behalf of Malawi Government when presenting the ratified instrument, Jere made the committment in domesticating the obligation under the protocol, in particular, submission of regular reports to the AU  regarding the plight of persons with disabilities.

Authorities have said ratification of the protocol is not a mean achievement in the  advancement of rights of persons with disabilities  in the country considering the unique problems and challenges encountered by persons with disabilities.

The protocol popularly known as African Disability Protocol (ADP), its primary objective is to promote, safeguard and  ensure equal exercise of all Human people's rights for persons with disabilities in Africa as well as  ensuring respect of their inherent dignity

The instrument was adopted by AU Heads of stares during their 30th ordinary sumit on January 29, 2018 and president Lazarus Chakwera signed for the protocol on behalf of Malawi Government on the margins of AU Sumit in Adis Ababa-Ethiopia on  February 6,2022 and ratified on December 6, 2023 by Minister of Foreign Affairs Nancey Tembo in Lilongwe.