Lilongwe - Post Report Question and Answers

Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

Unfortunately yes. Very difficult. - Jul 2020

Most definitely. I have a friend who uses a wheelchair permanently visiting me here and I tried to find a restaurant where she could have easy access without anyone having to lift her or her chair over steps or across gravel or uneven ground and I struck out at all my regular places. - Feb 2020

Yes. Some accommodations have been made in the city for disabled access, but not consistently. This would be a very tough city for someone who is in a wheelchair. - Sep 2018

Not a good place for someone with physical disabilities. There are limited medical resources, no sidewalks and often the roads are crumbling at the edges or full of potholes. - Jul 2017

Yes, many potholes, almost no sidewalks, and nothing is even! - Oct 2016

No sidewalks and lots of stairs would make this place hard. - Sep 2013

It would be extremely difficult. There are just not the proper facilities for any of that. Lots of bad sidewalks. If there are sidewalks, there certainly will be no ramps. Not many elevators either. - Sep 2012

I would expect it to be very challenging for someone in a wheelchair or someone who is blind. - Sep 2009

Many. - Jul 2009

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