This, she said on Friday during the commemoration of the World Cerebral Palsy Day by the Mo-Rate Cerebral Palsy Association of Lesotho.
Cerebral palsy is a life-long disability affecting around 17 million people throughout the world. At this time there is no known cure. It is a complex disability that can vary in effect from one individual to another with symptoms ranging from weakness in one hand to a complete lack of voluntary movement throughout the body.
Mrs Doti said as soon as the Bill is enacted, parents of children with the condition will get a grant which will help them purchase essentials for their children.
She commended parents of children with cerebral palsy for uniting against the condition, adding that although raising such children is expensive, they have the advantage of growing near their parents.
Deputy Chairperson of Mo-Rate Cerebral Palsy Association of Lesotho, ’Matebatso Thatho said they decided to commemorate the day along with the association's launch in order to raise awareness of the condition.
She said they also wanted to ensure that children and adults with cerebral palsy are not discriminated against and receive the same rights and opportunities as the rest of the society.
“We also wanted to celebrate the lives and achievements of those who suffer from cerebral palsy and the individuals and the organisations that support them,” Mrs Thato said.